Another local pub has closed its doors for the last time – amid fears it will be turned into homes.
The Roebuck, near Wickham, shut for the last time yesterday.
The pub had closed in February but re-opened under new management in September.
In a statement on its Facebook page the landlady Sara Pollard-Dambach said: “We really have done all we can to save it from becoming a property development over the last year but sometimes your all just isn’t enough.
“I want to thank every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support through the pandemic and beyond.
Because of you, we were able to become a successful business here, where many thought we would fail. And it’s with that turnover we’ve invested into our next project which will see our 20 strong employee team in a secure job for 10 years if they so want it.”