A POP-UP bar has returned to the heart of Salisbury, complete with a revamped drinks menu, larger space and live music.

Frost first came to the Guildhall Square in 2019 for the festive season, and after suffering the impact of Covid-19 regulations, it has returned two years later.

Launched by Dave and Aimee Hancock, of Deacons, Tinga and Caboose, the pair wanted to bring the Christmassy bar back to Salisbury but "bigger and better than last time".

The site is much larger than the previous teepee-style bar, with an outdoor space, areas for hire, snugs with wood burners, and a bar offering a vast selection of hot and cold drinks.

To celebrate its launch yesterday, November 19, along with the rest of the Christmas festivities in Salisbury, The Deloreons played a special acoustic set, which was enjoyed by the very packed bar.


"The city's been done up now for Christmas and we've really put a lot into this as part of that, we've tried to create something bigger and better than last time," Dave told the Journal.

"We really missed doing this last year."

When asked about making the establishment Covid-19 friendly, Dave added there were several measures in place, including optional table service and limiting numbers inside.

He said: "We want everyone to feel comfortable, it's not about stacking people in, everything we do is practical.

"It feels great to be back, this has all brought a real vibrancy to the city and kickstarted Christmas in Salisbury."

Frost will be open as part of Christmas on the Square until January.

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