COFFEE giant Costa has re-opened its outlet in Weeke after a two-week £650,000 refurbishment.

The mayor of Winchester Eleanor Bell cut the ribbon on the renewed branch on Stoney Lane on Thursday.

The opening is part of a major overhaul by the high street outlet, which is pumping £4.5m to refurbish about 50 sites over the next few years.

Antony Tagliamonti is the managing director of Scoffs Group – the largest franchiser partner with Costa which runs 90 coffee outlets nationwide, including the one in Weeke.

The site is open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm, Saturday 6.30am to 6pm and Sunday from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

It serves fresh sandwiches, baked goods, hot and cold drinks.