ICONIC TOTNES venue the Barrel House has been saved from closure by a local family that is determined to keep it "just as it always has been".
One of the most popular venues in Totnes has been bought by local woman Melissa Carter and her family.
Ms Carter told Totnes FM she was looking forward taking over, but had not yet confirmed a completion date.
"All the staff are staying on," said Ms Carter. "We are very much looking forward to joining the Barrel House family.
"It will be the same mix of food, café and entertainment run by a local family. As a family we have been visiting the Barrel House since Charlie opened it. We love the place as it is."
Local residents will also be pleased to hear Ms Carter has no intention of extending the opening hours beyond midnight.
"We have not made any requests for a extension of the license past midnight, and we are not planning to now or in the future," she said.
The news of the purchase will come as a relief to the Barrel House's fans, who have come to love it over the years.