Weighbridge brewhouse, swindon updated 2020 restaurant. We have just got back from sunday lunch at the weighbridge,i would advise that you book earlier than 3. There is a lead seal, that is probably from a weights and measures check, with the number 66. For the town in the united states, see weybridge, vermont. Monfri 9am6pm, sat 9am1pm closed on sunday and public holidays. By 1960, when swindon produced british railways last steam locomotive evening star, number 92220, it employed only 5,000 men. It is interesting to note that the weighbridge bed has a degree of free movement after many years out of use. Wiltshire weighbridge services find a weighbridge in.
The old weighbridge was situated at the junction of the porthlevenpenzance road overlooking the new cattle market and for many years it served as a place at which cattle, carts and wagons could be weighed. Our photographs are a snapshot in time to show a buildings history. Book now at the weighbridge brewhouse in swindon, wiltshire. Not to be confused with wadebridge, cornwall, or weighbridge. Weighbridge services in swindon we have been unable to find any listings for weighbridge services in swindon. This addition to the britain in old photographs series brings together a collection of blackandwhite pictures spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Swindon history chronicling swindons rich heritage. Further expansion the swindon works were already well established as a crucial part of the gwr network, but they were set to expand still further in 1867 when the company decided to. Find the weighbridge brewhouse ltd in swindon, sn5. Holiday inn express swindon city centre book hotels online. Weighbridge brewhouse gastro pub forced to take foie gras. Please note that some of the advice we provide to businesses is chargeable. Swindon, wiltshire, sn5 7jl swindon, wiltshire, sn5 7jl directions. The weighbridge inn is renowned in the area for its. Brewing commenced in 2011 using the site previously used by archers.
This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to traders. Swindon is home to the bodleian librarys book depository, the english heritage national monument record centre, the headquarters of the national trust, on the site of the former great western railway works, and the nationwide building society, and a honda. Public weighbridge operators hampshire county council. Public weighbridges home trading standards public weighbridges the following details can change at any time and it may therefore be advisable to check the details of weighbridges that you intend to use with the individual weighbridge operators. Swindon britain in old photographs the swindon society on. View attractions and local restaurants near the holiday inn express swindon city centre in swindon. The langley tap a cosy and friendly village pub based in langley. Born again swindonian a personal celebration of swindon. List of public weighbridges in oxfordshire produced by oxfordshire county council trading standards whilst every care has been taken in obtaining the data and maintaining its accuracy. Weighbridge brewhouse, penzance drive, swindon, wiltshire sn5 7jl.
The weighbridge inn is a quintessential english country pub, situated in the beautiful cotswolds. Swindon produced its first standard gauge locomotive in 1855 and until the final conversion nearly forty years later, swindon gave birth to engines of both types. Weighbridge services in wiltshire we have been unable to find any listings for weighbridge services in wiltshire. Situated just north of chippenham, langley burrell is steeped in history. Weighbridge house and weighbridge, dauntsey 1268389. Today, houses located in the main street bear such names as weighbridge house and the old laundry. The payroll was down to 2,200 in 1973 and though it recovered briefly to 3,800 in 1980, the writing was already on the wall as the works failed to win outside orders and received a diminishing share of now limited british rail engineering ltd brel work. Weighbridge brewhouse, penzance dr in swindon restaurant. A journey through swindons history including the gwr railway works, the origins of old town, roman settlements, the car industry, dday and chiseldon camp.
Weighbridge brewhouse brewery history society wiki. The weighbridge brewhouse in swindon has taken foie gras off the menu after a petition calling for its removal went viral, causing bookings to be cancelled and the owners threatened. Britain a platform, flush with the roadway, having a mechanism for weighing vehicles etc synonyms. Sirloin steak extremely fatty and asked medium rare but was rare. Swindon weighbridge services find a weighbridge in swindon. Built in 1906 the weighbridge, on penzance drive, was originally used to weigh the. Housed in a lovingly restored railway weighbridge house, it can cater for up to 150 diners with classic. Games at their home stadium, county ground and away, are recorded in incredible detail with this personalised swindon football. Most weighbridges are operated by private businesses. Shown as pooley of liverpool in heath mill lane, birmingham. Swindon is a town in wiltshire in the south west of england. Find out why the history of swindon fc book is the ultimate piece of memorabilia and no. Public weighbridges north yorkshire county council.
At the weighbridge brewhouse, next to the train tracks, you can sample local beers and eats in a. Read about the history of swindon and see specially. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Menus at the weighbridge brewhouse try hard to provide innovative, exciting and delicious meals and beverages. You should also tell the operator if you have a very large vehicle, to make sure it will fit on the weighbridge. Really fine local ingredients, beautifully cooked and presented with flair make this venue a definite goto. All info on weighbridge brewhouse in swindon call to book a table. Get contact details, videos, photos, opening times and map directions. Weighbridge certification trading standards have a statutory duty to ensure that weighbridges within norfolk are accurate and suitable for use for trade purposes. A revamp of the weighbridge brewhouse promises to bring modern fine dining into a building packed with history. New owners of weighbridge brewhouse on penzance drive.
Pooleys were a firm of mechanical engineers, founded in liverpool in the 18th century. The weighbridge brewhouse swindon, wiltshire opentable. The weighbridge brewhouse gift card swindon, swd giftly. View the menu, check prices, find on the map, see photos and ratings. The weighbridge brewhouse relaunched last week with a completely refurbished bar as well as changes to its food and drink menus but with an interesting twist. Around two hundred years ago, swindon was a quiet and almost unknown market town on a hill in rural north wiltshire. Personalised swindon newspaper book historic newspapers. For the settlement in canada, see weybridge, newfoundland and labrador. People have lived in the town since the bronze age and the towns location, being approximately halfway between bristol and london, made it an ideal location for the locomotive factories of the great western railway in the 19th century swindon has grown from a population of just 1,198 in 1801 to over 150,000 in 2001. The weighbridges darkest days were in june 1940, when thousands of islanders queued there awaiting evacuation, and it was later the scene of an aerial attack by german forces, which would shortly occupy the island, after ordering white crosses of surrender to be painted on the weighbridge and royal square. Brick lateral stack on sw side, its stone shaft truncated. Red and burnt brick in flemish bond with dressed limestone quoins. During your swindon stay you should visit the steam museum for a history of how the railways began in swindon, or take a trip to.
Alongside this blog ive written three swindon related books, am chair of swindon civic voice and a devoted grandma wrapped around born again swindonian, are the activities by which i earn a crust. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law. Gift cards for the weighbridge brewhouse, penzance drive, swindon, swd. In fact anything could be weighed that required this service.
We undertake an annual risk and intelligence based unannounced inspection program on weighbridges and. Founded in 1879, swindon legends have since paved the way for some of the most momentous victories in football history. Although mentioned in the domesday book of 1086, the small settlement only had a population of 1,198 in 1801, at the time of the first official census, slightly less than the neighbouring towns of wootton basset 1,244, cricklade 1,333 and considerably smaller than highworth. The restaurant is a modern open plan setting, serving freshly prepared food, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Housed in a lovingly restored railway weighbridge house, it can cater for up to 150 diners with classic menus with a contemporary twist. The weighbridge brewhouse is an upmarket brew and gastropub in the former home of archers brewery. This video showcases the brewery and wide selection of drinks available at swindons weighbridge brewhouse. Weighbridge brewhouse, swindon menu, prices, restaurant. Save over 20% credits will not expire, so you can use them at any time. Wiltshire council wiltshire community history get community. An nhs, that has not only boasted dentists and chiropodists but swimming pools and turkish baths as well. Reserve a table at weighbridge brewhouse, swindon on tripadvisor. Swindon, it seems, has had its very own take on the nhs for the last 150 years or so.
Weighbridge brewhouse in swindon relaunches with help from. Whilst under new ownership, it is still every inch an old fashioned pub in its style and ambience, with roaring log fires to welcome you in. Theres a free weighbridge located on the north side of the humber bridge hull side as you leave the roundabout leading to the approach road for the bridge, on the left about 50ft along you will see a cabin and on the road theres the large plate which is the weighbridge itself. The pub is a well renowned live music venue we have live music every thursday until 11pm, then midnight on a friday and saturday. Welsh slate hipped roof with alternate courses of shaped slates. The weighbridge project bishops castle railway society. Its great to know that since the relaunch a couple of months ago, the team at the weighbridge continues to deliver excellent and value for money sunday lunches. History of swindons street names first edition by sheldon, peter, tomkins, richard isbn. Public weighbridges in the harrogate and knaresborough area.