Wokingham is one step closer to having a gin bar in the town centre.

The Leafy Elephant is set to move into Peach Place after the council approved its licensing application to move into one of the regenerated area’s new units.

The Leafy Elephant will serve gin and cocktails and will be able to play live music until midnight at the weekends.

Representations were received by the council from nearby residents living on Rose Street and the applicant responded to their concerns by changing the closing time from 2.30 am to 12am.

The Leafy Elephant’s website claims the gin joint will be the “matriarch of mixology” and will be a “bar like no other!”

No date has been announced for when the gin bar will come to the town, but the company’s Instagram page states it will be “later this year”.

Wokingham town centre is already home to cocktail and music bar The Redan, which is based nearby at 24 Peach Street.

A three-strong licensing panel made up of councillors Malcolm Richards, Barrie Patman and Chris Bowring approved the licence application at a meeting on Tuesday, October 23.

Legal documents are still to be signed by both Wokingham Borough Council and The Leafy Elephant’s owners before the authority can confirm the gin bar’s residence at Peach Street.

Both the council and The Leafy Elephant have been contacted for comment by the News.