A PUB on the road between Long Ashton and Bristol is seeking permission to revamp its outdoor dining area.

The Ashton is a popular pub and restaurant located on the edge of the Ashton Court estate.

Now, it wants to make the most of its views across the estate with a renovation of its outdoor seating.

A statement submitted with a planning application to North Somerset Council said: “It is proposed for a new jasmine arch to main entrance with twinkle lights, new jumbrella and new retractable awning.

“These will be with heating and lighting, accompanied by planters to ensure an aesthetic look for visitors.”

It added: “The proposed development is necessary to ensure the operational use of the pub and to further its appeal to patrons.

“The proposed scheme will provide an improvement to the rear areas of the pub, and in turn attract visitors to the Ashton due to the views offered onto Ashton Court. This in turn will raise the awareness of the historic park and garden.”

You can view and comment on the plans here: https://planning.n-somerset.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=SACDS9LPKKS00