A PUB near Devizes has submitted plans to create a fenced pub garden.

The George & Dragon in Erlestoke has applied to the council to install a fenced pub garden with “natural materials to blend into the surrounding countryside”.

This will involve putting up new signage for the pub and installing new roof vents and extractors for a new commercial kitchen.

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The 17th century public house has been closed for the past six years, but has been made an asset of community value.

It was rundown by the previous owner but over the last year meetings have taken place with the parish council and a local group – Save the George and Dragon – both are keen to see the pub reopen.