A SOUTHAMPTON pub which has undergone a £400,000 revamp could have its opening hours extended.

The Regent’s Park in Regent’s Park Road could open from 8am every day to serve breakfast and close half an hour after midnight on Sundays.

The pub is also asking Southampton City Council to sell alcohol until midnight and food between 11pm and midnight on Sundays as well as showing films and indoor sporting events and selling alcohol from 10am on Sundays.

Pub bosses said the extended opening hours will allow the pub to play host to fundraising events and stressed  the requests made to the council are not unusual for a pub. But a local resident and a councillor raised concerns.

In a letter resident Malcolm Street said the pub seems to attract noisy customers and added that “allowing later opening and later serving of drinks will clearly make these problems worse”.

Cllr Steven Gaulton added: “That said I do welcome the significant investment in to the property and hope that the business is a success and an asset for our local community.”

The pub closed in April to undergo a £412,000 and re-opened last month creating ten new jobs.

Stephen McInerney, business development manager for Star Pubs and Bar which owns the Regent’s Park, said: “We are not there to upset any local residents.

“We want to encourage them to come in and if they have an issue with noise or any complaints to raise they can do that with the general manager and we will make sure they are taken on board.”

The licensing sub-committee at SCC is set to make a decision today.