Swindon-based brewery and pub chain Arkell’s has opened a 10-bedroom boutique hotel at The Sun Inn, Coate Water.
The company invested £500,000 into the development, with plans to add more hotels to its estate of 100 pubs in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire, according to a report in Swindon Business News.
The group already has around 500 hotel rooms across its portfolio. Brewery director George Arkell said: ““There is a growing demand for good accommodation in this part of Swindon which is almost next door to the Great Western Hospital, the
Richard Jefferies museum as well as Coate Water Country Park.
“The more income-generating opportunities a pub has the better. If we consider that good quality accommodation would be of benefit to a pub and would serve the local community then it’s sensible to make the investment.”