A micro-pub in Eltham once dubbed one of the best new boozers in the country has applied to open longer.

The Rusty Bucket in 11 Court Yard has asked Greenwich Council to amend its licence so it can serve punters until 1pm on weekends.

Currently, the micro-pub is open until 10pm, but owners have asked to be able to serve until midnight during the week and a little later on a Friday and Saturday.

The pub also wants to be able to have an outdoor space for punters to enjoy their drinks, which it doesn’t currently have permission for.

Micropubs have rocketed into fashion, following traditional formats of offering cask ales and sometimes ciders, and imposing rules on punters of no phones, no music and no telly.

It would be the latest in a trend of micropubs in Greenwich and Bexley, with the likes of the Penny Farthing in Crayford, The Kentish Belle in Bexleyheath, The Broken Drum in Blackfen and The Door Hinge in Welling – the first of its kind in the capital.

In Greenwich, there is also The River Ale House as well as the Rusty Bucket, and the Plum Tree in Plumstead.

The pub has reached an agreement with Police, who originally objected to the plans to stay open later.

Two neighbours have objected to the council about the plans, which are set to be debated at a meeting next week.

The Rusty Bucket was featured on a list  earlier this year dubbing it one of the best new pubs in the country.