ONE of the oldest pubs in the county has announced it has called last orders for the final time.

Grade II listed The Holly Bush Inn in Little Leigh, near Northwich, which dates back to the 16th century is to close its doors for good, making the sad announcement on social media.

The countryside pub, which was formerly a working farm, has been a hit with both locals and visitors alike, with its 14 en-suite bedrooms also proving to be a popular draw.

Privately owned since 1993, in recent years, the pub, which is on the A49, was refurbishment to restore its traditional thatched roof, provide a larger restaurant and to convert the on-site barns into 14 ensuite bedrooms.

Chester and District Standard: The Holly Bush Inn in Little Leigh has announced it is closing.

The Holly Bush Inn in Little Leigh has announced it is closing.

In a post on the pubs Facebook page, they said: "It is with sad news that The Hollybush has ceased trading.

"We would just like to thank all our customers that have supported us over the years, and we wish you all well."

The hospitality sector has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with thousands of pubs, bars and other licensed premises having to close because of the devastating impact of lockdown restrictions.

The reasons for the closure of The Holly Bush are not yet known and the pub has been contacted for comment.