A WAVERTON brewery is lobbying to open its own real ale pub in the city centre.
Matthew Whalley, who runs Spitting Feathers, has his sights set on the former La Taverna restaurant on Lower Bridge Street, Chester.
His brewery, which has created ales such as Devastation and Old Wavertonian in honour of its local roots, requires a city centre outlet for its award-winning beers.
Mr Whalley, of Coomon Farm, Waverton, said: “I’m pretty confident of getting it actually.”
The building, Gamul House, 52-54 Lower Bridge Street, is grade II listed and Spitting Feathers have vowed not to impinge upon the character of the building.
They promise to remove “unsuitable additions” installed while the building was transformed into a Tuscan eaterie.
The planning application is half way through an eight week consultation period.