HOPES of bringing an Aberdour pub back to life have been raised.

A significant investment will pour into the Cedar Inn after Fife Council gave plans the green light.

The pub on Shore Road has closed several times in the past few years and currently remains without a licensee.

It was previously owned by Punch Taverns before being sold on to brewing giant Heineken in August 2017.

A spokesperson for its leasing arm, Star Pubs & Bars, said: “We’re delighted that the proposed investment at the Cedar Inn has received planning approval.

“This is an exciting scheme, which encompasses both the pub and the nine letting rooms above it. It involves a complete internal and external refurbishment to improve the Cedar Inn and broaden its appeal to cater for both the local community and tourist trade.

“We are keen to re-open the Cedar Inn but need to identify a suitable operator to lease the site and work with us on the proposed investment.”

The Press previously reported in February that there were proposals in place from a potential licensee, but the company said “circumstances beyond our control”, saw those plans abandoned.

Anyone interested in the site can find out more by calling 08085 949596.