AN UNUSED Salisbury pub has transformed into a 1920s inspired bar, following a thirteen-month refurbishment.

Cocktail bar Caboose held its launch night last Thursday and is now open for business, offering visitors a drinking experience with beverages both signature and classic.

Differing from the 'normal' pub outing, visitors to Caboose Parlour are advised to book a table, in order to receive more of a restaurant-style experience.

Previously The Cat Tavern, the bar on South Western Road was inspired by the rich history of the building and its former patrons, including railway engineers and commuters.

And upstairs is a boutique Bed and Breakfast made up of eight en-suite bedrooms.

Dave and Aimee Hancock, owners of Tinga Mexican Bar, Deacons Freehouse and now Caboose, said: “We are very excited to be revealing our brand-new concept bar and B&B, which incorporates months of research, refurbishment and hard work from many different people.

"Each element of the venue has been considered in huge detail by our fantastic local designers, Dib Dab Designs. We recognise our customers' wants and needs are evolving, so not only are we looking to satisfy commuters and the evening night time economy but also those who want to enjoy the same experiences but who do not drink alcohol."

From unique blends Pink Lady and Hotsy-Totsy to the classic concoctions like Espresso Martini, all cocktails, mocktails and hot drinks are created with a focus on supporting local independent businesses.

Dave and Aimee added: "We have invested heavily in researching and delivering non-alcoholic quality alternatives in the hope we can provide an environment for drinkers and non-drinkers alike without simply offering a lemonade.

"We’re super excited about this addition to our portfolio and the city, we really think it’s a unique concept and hope others enjoy what we’re trying to do.”