A pub popular with football fans visiting Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground could see a second servery created in the basement, as well as new accessible toilets and a covered area for pre-match TV, if plans before a council are approved.

A proposal by Greene King for development at The Station Hotel in Burrell Road, opposite Ipswich railway station, has been submitted to Ipswich Borough Council. 

A design and access statement before the council described The Station Hotel as the "designated away supporters pub on match day" and stated that on such days several thousand customers can visit for food and drink within the space of just a few hours.

The document, visible on the borough council's planning portal, explained that currently some of the service takes place in the main trade area on the ground floor of the pub, where the toilets are also located, while a small servery in the basement serves the back garden where the majority of match day service takes place.

The proposals are to "increase the available service area" by creating a second servery in the basement, removing a window and installing a metal shutter in the process.

A covered area would also be created to the left hand side which would provide a space where pre-match TV could be viewed, as well as other events during the year.

Plans also include the creation of a concrete slab with a shipping container converted into an accessible toilet, with a second slab formed for portable toilets on match days.

Currently, there are no disabled toilets at the pub.

There would also be space for food trucks to park to serve customers.

The plans are now with Ipswich Borough Council pending consideration and a decision on whether to approve the application will be made in due course.