Cirencester's latest bar, The Hop Kettle, will open its doors next week.

The Woolmarket venue will be trading seven-days-a-week in the lead up to Christmas, following its official opening on Friday, November 19.

Finishes touches are now being made, with interior design being carried out by Matt Cole of Lit & Co.

The bar will be run by the Hop Kettle Brewing Company, who have breweries in Cricklade and Swindon, and primarily serve Hop Kettle beers.

There will be five cask beers, 10 keg lines and two experimental beer tanks, as well as wine from Cirencester's Talking Wines and a limited cocktail list.

It is anticipated that food will be available a couple of weeks' time, and there are also plans to add outdoor seating down the line.

"There's something for everybody," said founder Tom Gee.

"We try and source all our spirits from other breweries. We're really trying to push the brewery industry as much as we can.

"We are very lucky to have a very strong and passionate team in place.

Tom, who is from Cricklade and previously ran the Red Lion Inn, said he had always planned to open an establishment in Cirencester.

"Cirencester has been on my radar since we first started," he said.

"It was always going to be Swindon first but I felt we could bring something a little bit different to Cirencester. It's the perfect fit for us.

"I think there's space for us here. By only selling our own beers we are not going into competition with anybody.

"We are in talks with Corinium Brewery. We are more than aware that we are not Cirencester's brewery so we'd like to involve them but beyond that it's Hop Kettle.

"If people don't love our beers they are not going to come to us."

Tom admits his new venture comes with risks attached, with uncertainty continuing to surround the hospitality sector.

"It's tricky out there for everyone but we were ready for our next stage," he said.

"Do we sit here for five years hoping everything gets better or do we jump in?

"It's difficult to know when the right time is but I'm hoping this is it."