STEP inside a former butcher's with more than 150 years of history before it's transformed into a coffee shop with vegan options.

As work continues at Ride Coffee and Moto, at 5 Fish Row, the Journal was invited to photograph the building before it undergoes an extensive refurbishment.

The building was home to Pritchett's Butchers for roughly 150 years after Albert Pritchett opened shop in 1870 with the goal of selling only the highest quality produce.

Handed down through generations, the Pritchett family maintained ownership of the business until the 1990s when Vincent Aldridge took the reins.

Salisbury Journal: Inside 5 Fish Row.Inside 5 Fish Row. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

The Aldridge family had a long history of butchery and continues to trade, just not at 5 Fish Row.

Pritchett's moved to Churchfields because Wiltshire Council closed vehicle access to Queen Street in March 2022 and threatened legal action if the business continued using it for deliveries.

Read more: Pritchett Butchers speak out over decision to move to Churchfields

Fast forward to March 2024 and Gavin Robinson, 42, took over the site with the goal of creating a motorcycle-themed coffee shop.

Ride Coffee and Moto Cafe is set to open at the end of spring and will become a place for people "from all walks of life".

Salisbury Journal: Gavin Robinson is converting Pritchett's into a coffee shop.Gavin Robinson is converting Pritchett's into a coffee shop. (Image: Newsquest)

It will sell food, including vegan options, and Mr Robinson's own fashion line of t-shirts.

Mr Robinson, a Bournemouth-based landscaper, is doing all the renovation work himself and said the he put all his savings into buying the property.