THE owners of a pub in Almondsbury, which is at the centre of a parking row in the village, have said they will review parking charges in the summer.

In March S A Brains, the brewery that owns the Bowl Inn, installed pay and display machines in its car park in the village.

The move caused outrage among villagers, especially with parents who have children at Almondsbury Primary School who used the car park for the school run.

Anyone wishing to park their car in the Bowl Inn car park, including customers, now has to pay £1 for three hours or £5 for all day.

The money is refundable if a drink or meal is then bought in the pub.

At the time the brewery said it had no other choice but to install the machines because it claimed parents were parking irresponsibly, which in turn was disrupting business and inconveniencing its customers.

However, last month a meeting was held between the brewery’s area management and local councillors about the situation.

S A Brains has now agreed parking vouchers may be redeemed at any time for food and drink in the pub within three months of the date shown on the ticket.

The company added that parking remains free for customers, concessions may be given to people with mobility badges subject to prior arrangement and the situation will be reviewed in the summer.

Nick Torrance-Jones, manager of the Bowl Inn, said: "There was a meeting to discuss the matter.

"We will review the situation in three months' time before the next school intake.

"In the meantime anyone who uses the car park can collect the parking ticket and can then use them at a later date.

"For example a family could collect a week's worth and then use them for money off a meal for four at the weekend, should they wish to."

Last month Almondsbury Parish Council said it would look into possible locations of a new car park in the village.