Plans have been approved to convert part of a village pub into a bed and breakfast. 

The Swan Inn in Monks Eleigh submitted an application to Babergh District Council in March of this year. 

The application was for building consent to complete internal works that would allow the business to change the use of the restaurant to a bed and breakfast. 

In a statement supporting the application it said the restaurant area is under-utilised and "lack of demand means that the pub can no longer sustain the sale of food as part of its business".

East Anglian Daily Times: The restaurant area will be used for more bedroomsThe restaurant area will be used for more bedrooms (Image: Lucy Taylor)

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Inside the restaurant area walls will be built to construct an additional four rooms with en-suites to create six bedrooms in total. 

Five of the bedrooms will be used for bed and breakfast purposes, while one room is kept for the use of the landlord. 

Under the application the pub will continue to operate by serving drinks - it is only the restaurant part which will be changed.

It is not yet known when work to change the restaurant will begin.