The Stew and Oyster pub to be built on Boston Spa High Street is seeking an extension to its opening hours before building work starts at the site.
Plans to refurbish the formerly abandoned building at 175 High Street were granted in March 2014 and the pub chain applied for a licence to open from 10am to 12am from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 10.30pm on Sunday, with late night refreshments available from 11pm to midnight from Monday to Saturday - known as the cooling down period.
However, they have now submitted another licence application to extend the hours from 8am to 12.30am from Monday to Saturday and from 8am to 11pm on Sunday.
Operations director Thomas Mountain said: “Before we got involved with the build, the landlady put an application in for an earlier finish but we are licenced until midnight and we have a cooling down period, so all the application is doing is putting planning permission for the build in sync with the licencing, making sure they work together.”
Mr Mountain also said that the landlady’s preliminary work on the building will hopefully be completed by January when the pub chain will begin it’s work. It intends to open in March 2015.