PLANS have been lodged for a micropub in Little Sutton.

The change of use application for 335 Chester Road has been submitted by Stephen Povey of The Crafty Tavern Ltd.

The premises was previously occupied by Full House Furniture, who will continue trading online.

The proposals were submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council at the end of last month, with local consultation running until July 15.

The Crafty Tavern Facebook page states that the micropub will offer craft beer, wine and spirits in "our small cozy bar" or for customers to take away and enjoy at home.

There will be no live music or fruit machines – just a place for people to come and sit with their friends, or on their own, and have a quiet drink.

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Applicant Mr Povey posted: "So it looks like the cat is out the bag. We will be hopefully opening up in the coming months at our new location – 335 Chester Road, Little Sutton.

"Our friends the Full House Furniture have gone to online trading only (so please if you need any furniture give them a shout) so we took over the lease from June 1.

"Planning permission (only for change of use, not many modifications will be taking place apart from seats/pumps etc) was submitted mid-May. Hopefully have the go-ahead mid-August.

"Personal licence applied for, once that comes through the premises licence will be applied for.

"Lots of work still to do, this is just the start, we can't wait to open and serve the local community and friends afar, All welcome. We look forward to welcoming you soon."

Full House Furniture posted on its Facebook page: "The time has probably come to explain to everyone we have closed our store in Little Sutton.

"Unfortunately due to Covid and the lockdowns we were never really given a proper chance to see how well we could have done in a normal world.

"Due to online making up a huge portion of our sales we have decided to let the shop go.

"We will continue online as normal nothing changes. Steve (a local man) from Crafty Taverns is turning the place into a craft ale bar which is a fantastic addition to the village and we wish him all the best with it.

"It is important in these uncertain times that we all support our local businesses so please do get behind him if you like a beer or two."