Plans to turn part of a restaurant area in a pub into a shop have been submitted. 

If the application is given the green light, a section of The Brewers Arms in Polstead, between Sudbury and Hadleigh, could be turned into a village shop. 

According to the design and access statement submitted alongside the application, the plans will "enhance the appeal of the existing business for increased viability as a community facility and the range of services it is able to offer its patrons, the community and the convenience for passing trade".

It also goes on to add that, although the village of Polstead already has a community shop, the majority of trade would come from those living in Boxford or people passing through to Sudbury and Hadleigh.

Only minor alterations inside the pub would be needed for the works. 

In 2022, an application that would have "protected" the pub for years were refused by Babergh District Council

The plans, submitted by the landlords of the pub, included seven homes, five holiday let cabins, a farm shop and improvements to the pub.