A country pub is planning to install a jumbrella and new fencing at the front, to enclose outside seating.
Mitchells and Butlers has applied to Cheshire East Council for permission for the work at The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road, Brereton.
The company said it had operated the pub under its Vintage Inn brand for many years and the refurbishment works were “necessary to maintain the building and the standards of this brand, ensuring the future success of this popular restaurant and the long term preservation of the listed building”.
The premises also include Inn Keepers Collection lodge facilities, and works to this are planned, mainly a soft refurbishment to the bedroom areas, with the modern addition bathrooms being fully upgraded.
“The scope of work requiring consent is extremely small and none will have any significant effect on the overall character or appearance,” said the plan.
The jumbrella avoids the need for a cluster of single table parasols, which can often appear unsightly, said the application.
Internal work inside the pub would include a new screen to form a private dining area, alterations to the bar counter, provision of new glasses washing area and a decorative screen in the dining/breakfast area.
Works to the bedrooms requires the replacement of existing furniture, new lighting, full redecoration and soft furnishings to two rooms and refurbished bathrooms.
The Cheshire East Council reference number is 22/4723C; the last date for people to submit comments is 5th January and the council’s decision target date is 25th January.