AN HISTORIC pub is set to reopen as a village nightspot after it was granted a string of late licences.
The Talbot Inn, at Alton, has undergone major refurbishment work since being closed several years ago.
Now, licenses have been granted for films, indoor sporting events, live and recorded music as well as supply of alcohol and late night refreshments.
The pub, a listed building which dates back to the 1700s, has been given permission to stay open until 2am from Thursday to Saturday and on days preceding a bank holiday.
It will be open until 12.30am Monday to Wednesday.
Members of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s licensing sub-committee made the ruling at a meeting last week.
The application made by Sandra Williamson, also landlady at the neighbouring Alton Bridge Hotel, won the support of police.
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