A NEW pub and restaurant could be opening in Summertown after a long-serving Indian closed down.

Saffron in Banbury Road closed last month and merged with Jamals in Walton Street.

But The City Pub Group - which runs St Aldate's Tavern, George Street Social and The Grapes - has applied to take over the premises as a restaurant and bar.

The firm said the footprint of the bar - at the front of the former restaurant - would be increasing and it planned to make use of the front terrace.

Summertown only has one pub at the moment - The Dew Drop Inn - after losing several popular establishments in recent decades.