Customers in shock as popular Doncaster pub announces sudden closure
Customers at a popular and picturesque Doncaster area pub have been left in shock after its sudden closure.
The White Hart Inn announced the news on Facebook and blamed the closure on the coronavirus pandemic.
The pub, on the banks of the River Trent in West Stockwith, is known for its popular food menu as well as its scenic views.
The post said: “We are so sad to let you know we are going to close the pub on Friday.
"We haven’t made this decision easily and the recent extra restrictions being placed on the pubs and restaurants have had a huge impact on this decision.
"A massive thank you to all of you who have been so supportive since we reopened, especially our amazing staff.”
Customers reacted with shock to the sudden announcement.
Julie Parrish wrote: “Such sad news. Thank you so so much for all the great times we have spent there the amazing food – all the best for the future.”
Janice Ann Berry added: “Such a sad time for all. The best pub and restaurant for miles. As a single mature female I feel comfortable coming to The White Hart alone, always friendly people and staff. The food is delicious. A huge thank you to Brian, Elaine and the great staff.”
Jeannette Jeffery posted: “Such sad news - although we live at Lea - we regard the White Hart as our local. When we first visited several years ago the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went back again and again.”
Evelyn Barnaby added: “Such sad news to lose a fantastic pub. Always a warm and friendly welcome. Food was always excellent. Going to miss not being able to bring our London friends to your pub again. They just couldn't believe how great the food and service was.”
Janice Foster wrote: “Such sad news. Such a special place. The only proper pub for miles around. In fact the only one we go to now.”
Nikki Wright added: “Such sad news ... great pub with amazing food and with the best friendly staff ... good luck to you all in these sad and uncertain times, thankyou for making us so welcome.”