A historic Gloucester pub which has been serving food and drink since the Middle Ages is closing its doors for good.
The Dick Whittington pub, at the lower part of Westgate Street has been a popular venue for generations.
The team who run the Dick Whittington posted on social media saying “it had been a funny few months and we were not able to see this out the other side”.
The Facebook post added: “It is with sadness that we (Tom & Bonnie) announce that we are not reopening Dick Whittington’s Gloucester or the Black Cat.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our efforts especially to all the talented bands, artists and musicians who supported the venue.”
People across Gloucester have expressed their disappointment at the news saying how sorry they are to hear the pub will not reopen.
One regular said: “Saw some really good bands, good vibe, great PA, valiant effort. You’ll be missed. All the best for the future.”
Another said the pub which was built in the 13th century and a Grade One-listed building, was what Gloucester needed for good live music.
The post read: “I’m gutted to see this news. A solid music venue within a decent pub is just what Glaws needs and you’ll be missed.”
The pub is named after the original owner’s famous nephew who became Mayor of London.
It is thought to be one of the most haunted spots in the city with several stories about ghosts residing in the pub.
Stories include a deceased regular customer who still likes to have his tipple at the bar and is responsible for bottles jumping off shelves and a victim of the plague who perished in the downstairs bar.
Gloucester’s Ghost Lady Lyn Cinderey held paranormal events at the venue.
She said: “Gutted it’s closing and very concerned now of its fate for the future. Will it become another lost historic building.”