A couple hoping to reopen their village pub after five years of closure are due to find out today if they can.

Helen and Cass Hazlewood applied for planning permission to reopen the General Elliot in South Hinksey earlier this year. As well as running a restaurant the couple, who live in the village, want to offer eight ‘short-let’ studio rooms.

Vale of White Horse District Council planning officers are expected to tell the couple today whether they have won permission for the alterations.

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