A much-loved Ascot pub is set to half in size in order to make way for 13 new bedrooms.

Plans sent to the Royal Borough show the pub at the Station Inn will see its rear function room and bar areas converted into bedrooms.

According to architects, the public house and associated bedrooms will be operated as “one business” – plans which would “revitalise” the premises.

But this means almost half of the space currently in use from the pub will now be used for the bedrooms – with floor space dedicated to public house use shrinking from 1,060 square meters to 525 square meters.

Owners EI Group hope to create “a more traditional Inn with overnight accommodation” at the Station Hill site.

The new bedrooms would all be installed within the rear wing of the building and would not involve “significant alterations” to the exterior of the building.

However, the entrance within the courtyard would be relocated, with the canopy and extended lobby being removed but with the original door being reopened alongside window openings for new windows on the south elevation.

Applicants submitted the plans to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) on Thursday, April 25.

The application is pending consideration.