A REVAMP of the Weighbridge Brewhouse promises to bring modern fine dining into a building packed with history.

Built in 1906 the weighbridge, on Penzance Drive, was originally used to weigh the cargo on trains. After that it became a brewery, before being turned into a restaurant in 2011 and brought by the Upham Group in 2017.

Chief executive of the group Chris Phillip told the Adver: “We’ve changed everything, that’s what we needed to do to create a new start here. Every dish is new.”

“Before it was very much pile it high on a plate, but we were finding there was a tremendous wastage of food,” he said. .

“Across the country pubs are closing down. You’ve got to create a pub that doesn’t just offer a clean venue, good service and good food, you have got to do the whole picture,” said Chris.

“Gone are the days where you had that filter coffee that sat on a boiler.

“The whole quality of what you get in a pub these days is so much better than what is was before.”

The firm hopes the new look will attract business people who want to come in for a decent plate of food during an express lunch which can serve three courses in thirty minutes.

To turn the pub towards fine dining, the company has appointed new head chef Russel Hunt, who has experience working in 3 AA rosette and Michelin star restaurants.

The Brewhouse also offers ales from the microbrewery and even has the old brewer Mark Archer-Wallington in twice a week to take care of the brews, which include Brinkworth Village, a GWR 175 celebration ale and a Belgian-style beer.

There are also plans for music evenings with a harp and piano player and tasting menu sessions to pair with wines.

“We want to be affordable,” stressed Chris, “we’ll do everything from a fantastic fish and chips to fine dining.”

The Upham Group runs 17 pubs and restaurants around the country, including the George near Stonehenge. But the Weighbridge Brewhouse is by far the company’s largest , with space to seat 210.