The Foresters pub at Common Platt, north of Peatmoor, reopens on 1 July as an Italian themed eatery.
The pub closed down in January and was bought by Paolo Frattini and his wife Monica. Paolo’s parents ran the oldest Italian restaurant in London’s Soho from 1960 where he received his training in northern Italian country cooking.
“It was all getting too much to keep a city restaurant going and we decided to sell up and look for something quieter in the country,” said Paolo. “It took us about 18 months to find The Foresters, in the country but on the edge of town.
“It was quite neglected, so we’ve done most of the work to remodel the building to retain some of the pub ambience but with emphasis on excellent home made Italian and mediterranean food. And when I say home made, it will be me making the pasta on the premises.
"We’ll have a great selection of good wines and we’ll also be serving excellent Italian coffee.
“Drop in for a coffee, light lunch or come by for an evening. We’re looking forward to making lots of new friends in the area when the doors are reopened.”
Bookings are now being taken. See the advert below for details. See Restaurants in Swindon for more information about local restaurants.
Right, Paolo and Monica Frattini, ready to make Casa Paolo the centre of attention.