Work has begun on refurbishing The Mill pub, a landmark building in Salisbury city centre.
The pub could reopen in April, after the major refurbishment by the pub’s owner Greene King to return to its original name of The Bishop’s Mill, in a nod to the building’s heritage and position at the heart of the city centre.
The changes include enhancement to external areas, landscaping in the garden, and a glazed pergola. Inside, the bar will be repositioned and accessibility made easier. One of the staircases to the mezzanine level will be removed to create a more open ground-floor space and the creation of different areas inside the pub.
The aim is to provide a successful place for visitors and residents. Greene King consulted on the proposals with groups Wiltshire Council, Salisbury Society and local councillors.
The plan had been to reopen before Christmas after a basic refurbishment, but, it was decided to take the opportunity to enhance the pub even further. As a Grade II listed building, this meant the works required listed building consent and plans were lodged with Wiltshire Council.
Andrea Greenwood, operations manager for The Bishop’s Mill, said: “We are expecting building work to continue throughout March.
“It is now around a year since the terrible events of last March and our thoughts are very much with the people of Salisbury and especially those directly impacted by these events.”
A recruitment programme has been launched and anyone interested in joining the team in the kitchen and front of house can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07506 448050.