Following the recent grant of planning consent, local business Muck & Dunder have completed the lease on 20a The Brittox in Devizes for a new rum bar.

The extensive premises, which was formerly home to The Beehive, has been acquired by Michelle and Stuart Field who have previously run their mobile rum bar, Muck & Dunder, from a horsebox at festivals and events.

Having been involved in the hospitality business for many years, Michelle comments “It’s always been a bit of a dream for me to go self-employed and get my own rum bar. It’s a fantastic venue in pretty special location.”

Huw Thomas of Huw Thomas Commercial, who let the property on behalf of the owners, comments “This is such a great property for the proposed use. The owners were really taken with Shelly and Stuart’s enthusiasm and vision for the property, and were delighted to agree lease terms with them. With so much bad news in the retail and hospitality sector in recent times, it’s really good to have something positive happening. I look forward to going there when it opens!”

With fitting out now underway, Muck & Dunder hope to be open for business by the end of June.