AN application for a premises licence has been submitted linked to Baillee's Cocktail Bar.

Moate Estates Limited has applied for the licence for the Bridgwater venue, which can be found in the town centre at 29 High Street.

If successful, it will permit the sale of alcohol on and off the premises, provision of regulated entertainment, and provisions of late-night refreshment.

News of the application was revealed after a public notice was posted on the Public Notice Portal on November 28.

Any person with the intention to make representations to this application can do so by writing to the Licencing Unit at Somerset Council.

The application can be viewed Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 5pm,and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays, not including bank holidays.

Alongside the licence, the bar has recently had plans approved for a refurbishment that includes a new layout and replacing existing features.

The refurbishment aim to make the bar more "approachable and welcoming for the patrons."

As part of the remodel, a spokesperson for Eleven10 Architecture, representing the applicant, said: "The current status of the property is of a public house and this will remain unchanged."

The redesign will involve changing the ground floor layout, strengthening the first floor, adding new toilets, and creating a section for private event hire.

The spokesperson continued: "The majority of the proposed work involves internal modifications with minor external operations such as installing photovoltaic panels and a roof light."

The plans will also remove parts of the old fireplace due to concerns about structural support and risk of collapse.

Somerset Council approved the plans on November 1. Work is expected to begin early in the new year.