The Smugglers’ Inn at Osmington has had plans approved, giving the historic a pub a revamp and adding four new guest bedrooms.
Dorset Council agreed the changes with the pub’s owners, Hall and Woodhouse.
The work will include reopening blocked doorways and removing some storage space with a new log burner installed in the dining area, as well as new doors and windows, which will see the conversion of existing rooms on the first floor into guest rooms. The work is expected to being later in the year once the county’s peak holiday season has ended.
Speaking to reporters, Mark James, the former Property Director at Hall and Woodhouse, said: “With the increase of tourism and staycations, we want to invest in the future of the pub by converting some of the private accommodation into four bedrooms to provide premium overnight accommodation. This will add to our four existing bedrooms which we have just upgraded to a high standard ready for this summer.”