Malvern Hills Brewery has had their application to open a taproom approved by local councillors.

Despite objections surrounding noise and parking issues, the vote was nearly unanimous in favour of the venture, agreeing it would be a valuable community facility.

The taproom will be a specialist operation, primarily selling their own ales and is not likely to draw a mainstream pub crowd.

The opening times are expected to be 6-10pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 12-10pm over the weekend.