A Norfolk pub is facing opposition from angry neighbours over plans to start serving alcohol in its beer garden. 

The Bull in Dereham has applied to Breckland Council for permission to extend its premises licence to the outdoor drinking area.

People living next door to the Greene King pub have spoken out against the proposals, and say that drinkers often have "no consideration" for the venue's neighbours - particularly when there are performances of live music. 

The Bull has previously been subject to official complaints regarding its loud music - the levels of which Breckland Council officers ruled to be "excessive and intrusive" following an investigation in the autumn. 

Dereham Times: The beer garden at the BullThe beer garden at the Bull (Image: Danielle Booden)

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The pub, which is located in Dereham's high street, was found to be creating "unacceptable noise" which could be heard in the bedrooms of neighbouring properties.

However, the Bull is now hoping to sell alcohol in its rear garden - reigniting the row over its noise levels. 

Breckland Council will discuss whether to approve the extended licence at a meeting on June 11.