New owners for Fence pub

The Bay Horse pub in Fence for which a planning application has been submitted.
The Bay Horse pub in Fence for which a planning application has been submitted.

A popular village pub, closed for a number of years, could reopen in the autumn.

Pub company Star Pubs and Bars, has submitted an application to refurbish the Bay Horse Inn, Fence.

Plans include creating an extension to house an enclosed play area, as well as new windows and doors.

The company is a subsidiary of brewing giant Heineken, and owns leased-out pubs throughout the country.

A spokesman for Star Pubs and Bars said: “We can confirm that we have applied for planning permission to refurbish the pub with a view to building work commencing this summer.

“We have interest from a prospective lessee who would want input on the details of the scheme and timing.

“However, given planning permission we would expect the pub to re-open by the autumn.”