A village pub that was once at risk of being redeveloped is now set to reopen under new ownership.

The Jolly Gardeners pub in Old Windsor was at risk of being redeveloped into two homes after its previous owners Punch Pubs argued the Jolly Gardner was in ‘decline’ and  ‘unviable’.

A spirited campaign by neighbours called ‘save the Jolly Gardeners’ sprang up on Facebook when it was at risk of being redeveloped.

According to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) website, planning permission for its conversion was achieved.

However, that project has been shelved in favour of keeping the building, which reportedly dates back to 1854, as a pub.

The pub was put for sale in February last year, and is now set to reopen under the new ownership of Sir Double Jack Investments Ltd.

The company has applied for a new premises licence for the Jolly Gardeners from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The new owners want to sell alcohol on and off the premises in a rear garden from 10am to 11pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am to midnight Thursday to Saturday, and 12pm to 11pm on Sundays.

Additionally, Sir Double Jack Investments has applied to host live and recorded music 11pm to midnight from Thursday to Saturday.

You can view and comment on the application for the Jolly Gardeners by typing reference 107237/LAPL01 into the Royal Borough’s planning and licensing portal.

The deadline for representations is Friday, May 31.