Another Herefordshire country pub has applied for permission to create guest accommodation.

The grade II listed Butchers Arms, on a minor country road near Woolhope between Hereford and Ledbury, does not currently offer accommodation.

An application by Steve House of Huntley, Gloucestershire seeks permission for a “small” flat-roofed 40-square-metre extension in place of an existing patio and smoking area to the rear of the pub, and for the change of use of a garage, to house a row of four en suite letting bedrooms.


“This is as a result of requests for overnight accommodation from tourists in the area,” his application says.

The change would increase the staffing at the pub from seven full-time-equivalent posts, to ten.

Comments on the planning application, numbered 232135, and the listed building consent, numbered 232136, can be made until August 17.

A similar proposal by the Castle Inn in Wigmore for four 'hotel suites' to the rear of the pub was also submitted this month.