A slice of the Caribbean could be brought to the centre of Devizes under plans for a rum café and bar.

Muck & Dunder, run by couple Michelle and Stuart Field, is waiting to hear if a planning bid to change the use of 20A The Brittox, which used to be the Beehive antiques store, has been approved by Wiltshire Council.

During the week the bar would be a cafe, selling brownies and coffee.

At the weekend it would be transformed into a bustling bar with ideas to run rum tasting sessions, occasional live music and even the odd salsa session.

Michelle Field, currently manager of the Wadworth Brewery visitor centre, has run a series of pubs in the past including the White Hart in Wroughton and the Red Lion in Lacock. She said: “A couple years ago we trademarked the name Muck & Dunder and got ourselves a mobile horsebox and began going to local events like the Devizes Food & Drink festival.

“We curated and hosted a rum festival at the Wyvern Club in Devizes, which was brilliant.

“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 a pretty special location.”

Michelle hopes that, when restrictions allow, the bar could host events including vintage clothing sales, live music and vinyl Sundays. The bar itself would be for over-21s from 6pm.

Michelle added: “It’s a bit of a waiting game for permission for the change of use, as well as waiting to see if we’ve been granted the premises licence.”

Devizes Town Council discussed the couple’s licence application, and gave its backing.

Cllr Jane Burton said she was 'very pleased' to see the premises in the hands of Muck & Dunder rather than empty. But she added: “Indoor live music can be very loud. I just wonder whether it would be rather noisy going on until midnight.”

Cllr Kelvin Nash, backed by other councillors, said: “I'd have no objection to this. It’s a town centre location and anyone living there would expect an element of noise.”