An extension, "tidying up", and caravan bar could get a pub garden open after a seven-year closure.

A £600,000 "top-to-toe revamp" is planned at an Elstree High Street former pub, which will be revived under the name The Plough.

Plans to replace the signs and bring the name-change about have already been lodged and await a decision, and a proposal added to the Hertsmere Borough Council Planning portal this week shows the garden works.

Watford Observer: CGI showing how the pub would look when it reopens CGI showing how the pub would look when it reopens (Image: Star Pubs & Bars)

Under the plan, a timber-framed pergola extension would be built on a raised patio, featuring sliding doors and a partly retractable polycarbonate and fabric roof.

New steps down from the raised area, set to be raised further, would be built and an airstream caravan would be placed to the side of them to act as a temporary bar for customers in the garden.

“A general tidying up” is also needed for the garden, the application says, including LED lights.

Watford Observer: How the pub looks now, from the frontHow the pub looks now, from the front (Image: Star Pubs & Bars)

Before most recently becoming Italian Restaurant Kiss Kiss, the site had been operated as a Chinese restaurant called East but before that it had been a pub called The Plough, which it will revert to.

Star Pubs & Bars, a subsidiary of Heineken, has said it has “extensive plans” aiming to transform the boarded-up premises into a “premium local and a great destination food pub with a reputation for quality food and cask ales”.

Watford Observer: The pub's raised patio areaThe pub's raised patio area (Image: Hertsmere Planning Portal/SODA Group Ltd/Star Pubs and Bars)