A NEWTON Abbot café is up for sale.

The Pharmacy Café, which is located along Queen Street in premises dating back to 1877, is on the market for £55,000.

As the name would suggest, it was originally a pharmacy.

Opened by John Biddings, who dispensed ‘pills, potions and posh perfumes’, the premises was converted into a café in the twentieth century, though the original decorative frontage remains along with the mosaic tiled floor, which was fitted by Italian craftsmen.

The Honduras mahogany cabinets which housed John’s many pills and potions remain also.

Seating 36 people, the Pharmacy Café is open Monday to Saturday and serves all manner of tasty sweet and savoury treat, as well as coffee and other hot drinks.

Bettesworth, an independent family business that is handling the sale, said the café is located ‘within an iconic premises’ and in ‘a thriving area of Newton Abbot’.

For more information, and to make an enquiry, visit Bettesworth’s website.