I’m mortified that we’ve had to close the Black Bear. In all the forty years that I’ve been a publican I’ve never been forced to shut pubs but, because we’ve had to close the Swan at Marbury and the The Hare at Farndon and because we can only half open the Black Bear we decided that we have to close this one too. It’s simply not economical to keep the office open for one sixth of our business. We’ll review this as the coronavirus situation develops but it looks like we should wait until we know we can open properly and permanently.
I’m so sorry to have to let down our customers, so against all my instincts.
Cheers, Richard & Jerry