An Angus bar has announced its temporary closure due to new restrictions on the hospitality sector aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
Some publicans across the region have decided to shut their doors for two weeks after the Scottish Government announced pubs, bars and restaurants would be banned from selling alcohol indoors from 6pm on Friday until Sunday, October 25.
Outdoor seating areas can remain open serving booze until 10pm.
The Vault in Monifieth is among the local pubs that will temporarily close due to the new rules, revealing it will be shut for 16 days.
A post on the pub’s Facebook page reads: “We have done it all as asked but this time only being allowed to sell soft drinks for the next 16 days is just not viable.
“As of 6pm on Friday, October 9 we will be closing for 16 days. It breaks my heart but it will not break my determination to see this through.
“I care deeply about my staff, my customers, my community and my business. It has never been about the money for me as most of you are very aware.
“I am so very grateful for the amazing level of support we have been shown throughout this very difficult time and I thank you all for that very much.
The pub will be open until 6pm on Friday, when it will temporarily close while the measures come into effect.
The post added: “It would be lovely to see you before our enforced two-week holiday and we will be back at 11 am on Monday, October 26 ready to welcome you ‘home’. We will see this through.”
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Many local watering holes are planning to see out the two-week period by keeping their outdoor areas open or serving food and non-alcoholic drinks indoors.
Our Food and Drink team will have more on temporary local business closures later today.
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