PLANS to revamp a village pub which has been closed since 2018 have been given the green light.

The Hare at Farndon, previously known as the Greyhound Inn, will reopen its doors later this year.

Jerry Brunning, who owns Pubs Limited and was formerly of Brunning and Price, purchased the vacant High Street premises back in February this year.

He submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council in April to refurbish the pub, create a new seating terrace and a sandstone wall with metal railings, install a rear fire escape and remove the existing entrance porch.

Those plans have now been approved and work is under way to transform the premises.

In recommending approval for the application, which received one objection, the council planning report states: "Overall, the majority of the works would be minimal and not significantly affect the character or appearance of the building.

"The proposed terrace would be visually prominent.However, given the choice of materials and scale it would appear in-keeping with the vernacular style of the building within this setting."

The Hare at Farndon posted on its Facebook page earlier this month: "We're so pleased to see our builders onsite and that the work to restore and refurbish this great pub has started – we can't wait to show you The Hare, when we're allowed to!"