A pub in Cornwall has announced it has been forced to close for the time being due to the latest government restrictions making it too difficult to trade.
Yesterday marked the final night of the The Beehive in Helston being open to customers – although the hope of a return remains on the cards “in the not too distant future.”
Later on Wednesday the bar in Coinagehall Street issued a statement on Facebook saying: “To our lovely customers past and present of The Beehive.
“It is with great sadness to let you all know that due to the latest government announcement and the restrictions mentioned, tonight (Wednesday, September 23) will be our last night of being open.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to this decision, but that is not saying we won’t be open, hopefully, in the not too distant future.
“Thank you all for your tremendous support in the last several weeks and once again we say, ‘We’ll see you on the other side’.
“Stay safe and look after yourselves in these trying times.”
The statement was signed off by pub landlord Neal Hicks, along with Georgina and all our great staff.
The latest restrictions from the government state that as of tonight (Thursday, September 24) bars, pubs and restaurants in England now have a 10pm curfew
They must also operate table service only, with anyone entering the venue having to wear a mask until seated.
The Beehive is a popular evening drinking spot in Helston, with much of its custom coming after 10pm.