A HEREFORD nightclub could reopen after three years to cater for "more discerning customers" and provide fine dining.

An application to vary the premises licence has been submitted for Saxtys in Widemarsh Street, Hereford.

The new application says the venue is to be aimed at for professional people aged 25 or over.

The applicants state they are currently recruiting a head chef who has served in the Royal Household.

"Saxty's Cafe Bar closed its doors three years ago as the pre-existing business model was no longer economically viable," says the application.

"The Premises will now be run by Steven Harrison and the DPS will be Dan Guerche. Both are experienced and successful operators of Licensed Premises in Herefordshire.

"We intend to provided brunches and a Sunday carvery.

"The premises will cater for a variety of needs throughout the day, starting with brunches during the morning.

"We will then move towards our lunchtime offering. After 3pm we will operate as a bar, and also provide canapes. After 5pm we will cater for evening meals, and then resolve to being a late night venue after 8pm until close of business."

The application is seven days a week between 8am and 4pm.

"Wide hours have been sought in this application, but this is done to obviate the need for extended hours eg during the run up to Christmas and the New Year, which would require seasonal variations," added the application.

"We have no intention to remain open until 4am during the week as our standard close of business, as frankly there is no need or market for such a facility.

"Lastly we would like to offer a private hire facility to allow organisations to hire our premises, and for its use to remain exclusive and 'secure' during such events."