Mike and Sarah Hewitson have become the new owners of Abbey Pharmacy in Sherborne.
They are continuing the tradition of independent owners as they take over from Rachel Watkins.
Mr and Mrs Hewitson also own the well established Beaminster Pharmacy in west Dorset.
Mr Hewitson said: “Abbey Pharmacy is well established and part of the fabric of Sherborne. We certainly won’t change that.
“We believe in true independent local businesses and this is exactly what Abbey Pharmacy will remain.
“Rachel Watkins has worked tirelessly building the business and we would like to thank her for all she has done.
“We also have some exciting plans for the future.
“We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to the NHS side of the business as well as the very popular cosmetics and perfumery sections.”