Changes to a historic and popular pub in Cornwall are being requested by its pub company owners.

The Rising Sun in St Mawes, a St Austell Brewery pub, has applied to undertake works to “enhance the quality, condition, and wider enjoyment of the existing historic pub/hotel building – maintaining its ongoing use for the foreseeable future”, which includes external changes.

The applicant also wants approval for a new building, to be used for customer letting rooms with support area for operations.

This proposal seeks part retrospective approval for external elements, described as "key to the enhancement of the main pub building" and variations to previously approved plans for the new building to the rear. It includes a replacement conservatory at the front of the pub.

The pub was first described as The Rising Sun in 1908. Previous to this there had been an inn on site between 1844 and 1897.

The inn was operated by two generations of the Hancock family and owned by the Spry family of Place House, St Mawes.

It is believed that the pub reverted back to residential use for a short period between 1897 and 1903. The owners, St Austell Brewery, first leased the building in 1922 before purchasing the property in 1930.

It would mark further refurbishment works for the pub, which reopened in May 2023 after extensive redecoration over the preceding winter.

At the time it unveiled a new look inside, including improved boutique accommodation, as well as an extension with three new bedrooms and a serviced apartment along to join the existing seven bedrooms above the pub.

More details on this planning application can be found via the planning portal on Cornwall Council's website, under reference PA24/00991.

All planning applications submitted to the council have to be validated and are available for inspection by the public. Anyone is also allowed to submit comments about the applications – whether in support or objection.

The majority of applications are decided by planning officers at the council under delegated powers. However, some applications will go before elected councillors who sit on planning committees.

No date has been set for when this planning application will be determined.