ONE of the smallest cafés and bars in Trowbridge reopened this week - and is likely to be the only one where people can buy a cooked breakfast as well as a pint.

Ben Pidgeon, 32, and Tom Morgan, 33, the owners of BeeTees Cafe and Bar in Market Street say they are "so delighted" to reopen.

Ben added: "It's the best news ever. We are so delighted. We can't wait to get back to normal. Our staff have been working hard all weekend to get the cafe and bar ready."

The pair, who live in Castle Street, have been told by Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council they will be the only bar in town to be open today.

Mr Pidgeon said: “We are open from 9am but don’t forget the bar doesn’t open until 10am.

“We took over the old chicken takeaway next to the taxi rank on Market Street back in Lockdown 1 with the plan to convert it into a bar.

"Now coming out of Lockdown 3 we have managed to complete our full renovation. Both the upstairs and downstairs have been completed, including the toilets.

"We have been informed by Wiltshire Police and the council that we are the only bar/pub opening in Trowbridge on Monday.

“Even though we were the smallest venue in the town in our industry with thanks to Wiltshire Council we have now become one of the biggest venues.

"They have given us a very large outdoor space on the public footpath with permission for 40 outdoor tables.

"Once the shops close at 6pm, we will be extending across the whole pavement.

“If you’re out in town visiting all the shops you’ve missed during lockdown we have the perfect selection of refreshments to keep you going.

“Unfortunately, you won’t be able to sit inside and dine inside the building just yet but our outside seating area will be back open.

"We won’t be taking bookings for tables it will be a first-come first-serve basis.”

Mr Pidgeon said that to keep customers Covid-safe they will be using hand sanitisers and a track and trace system, as well as sticking to the Rule of Six.

"Every single person will have to do track and trace, otherwise they won't be served," he said.