A CHESTER pub which has not reopened during the Covid pandemic could soon be pulling pints again.

The Peacock on Christleton Road in Boughton has remained closed since the first lockdown last year despite restrictions now being lifted.

Owners Greene King have confirmed to The Standard that they are looking for a new business partner and hope to welcome back customers in the near future.

The news comes after the pub chain recently had plans approved to revamp the beer garden at The Peacock.

A spokesperson for Greene King said: "We will be advertising for a new business partner for The Peacock shortly.

"Once we have a new business partner finalised, we will look to invest in the business over the coming months and re-open The Peacock.

"We look forward to welcoming all the community back in to The Peacock."

At the end of last month, Cheshire West and Chester Council rubber stamped a planning application submitted over the summer for the refurbishment of the rear beer garden at the pub, including the construction of a timber pergola and four "summer booth seating sheds".

In a report recommending approval, case officer Edward Shepherd said: "It is considered that the proposal would not have a significant adverse impact on health or quality of life, having particular regard to residential amenity.

"In reaching this view, regard has been had to the relative positions of windows, separation distances, the orientation and height of buildings and boundary treatments.

"It is considered that the proposed development would have no unacceptable impact in respect of visual amenity or highway safety."