A Wiltshire pub on the edge of town has reopened under new ownership, and has big plans for the future.

The Roebuck, on London Road in Marlborough, has struggled over the years, being run by several different landlords and ladies and receiving a food hygiene rating of two in December 2021.

But new landlady Jenna, who has taken on the role of owner after moving from a pub in Swansea, has plans to turn the place around and get it back up on its feet.

"I was working at a different pub back home in Swansea when I was offered the job here and to take it on as owner, and I just thought sure why not, I could work with this," she explained.

"I don't have any connections to Marlborough and I didn't know anyone before moving here so I'm very much a new face in a new place."

Having only been up and running for less than a month, Jenna (who preferred not to share her surname) is currently running a one-woman show working as chef as well as helping out behind the bar when it's quiet.

Currently, the pub is only offering food at certain times of the day, but the new landlady says she has plans to hire someone else in March when the place gets back up and running serving food all day.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Roebuck restaurant will reopen fully in MarchThe Roebuck restaurant will reopen fully in March (Image: Newsquest)

"By the time the summer rolls around I hope that we will be busy and thriving with live music and BBQs out in the garden area. But it's March when I'm hoping for the food service will be up and running again properly," she explained.

"We've also got a tv up playing the live rugby Six Nations too and we're the perfect place for a pint at the moment."

Jenna isn't the only one who agrees that The Roebuck is the place to be for a friendly pint, as local punters were keen to chime in with their praise.

"We've been coming here for about 10 years I'd say and it's a great little place," said local man Robert, who lives up on White Horse Road.

"People who are heading into town like to stop here on the way so it's a good location, and sometimes we get here and decide to just stay and not bother going on into town."

New owner Jenna is keen to emphasise that despite not serving food at the moment, The Roebuck is back open and in business, and all are welcome for a friendly pint.