Fresh plans for a revamp of a Bury St Edmunds pub that has been closed for four years have been submitted after the site was sold.

Greene King pub The Greyhound, in Eastgate Street in the town, closed its doors in 2019 and the brewing giant placed it on the market in 2022 after a new tenant could not be found. 

It has now been confirmed by the company that a buyer was found for the property earlier this year, and the sale has now been completed. 

Now, a planning application has been submitted to West Suffolk Council for a replacement fate and front door at the pub. 

In planning documents submitted to the authority last week, applicant Paul Betts seeks to replace the timber gate with an automatic sliding gate and replace the entrance door to incorporate a new stone cill to stop water getting into the building.

The proposal states the plans will improve the street scene and increase security at the site. 

A spokesperson for Greene King said: “It’s always a difficult decision to sell a pub, particularly in our hometown, but The Greyhound closed before the Covid-19 pandemic following the departure of its tenant and sadly, despite our best efforts, it has not been possible to reopen the pub since.

"While we no longer own The Greyhound, we remain extremely proud of the 15 other pubs in the town where we continue to serve our Bury St Edmunds community."

The new owner of The Greyhound has not been revealed by the brewer, which is based in Bury St Edmunds in west Suffolk.