A popular coffee shop has closed down in Yate Shopping Centre.

Starbucks opened in the shopping centre in November 2015 but officially closed on Sunday (April 7).

The chain that was founded in 1971has branched across the globe to become hugely popular.

Starbucks issued a statement to the Gazette regarding the closure, citing 'business growth' as a reason for the closure.

“We constantly review our store portfolio to ensure each of our stores contributes to a healthy business growth and can confirm that our store at Yate Shopping Centre closed on Sunday 7 April," a spokesman said.

"We are proud of the teams’ involvement in the local community and grateful to all of our customers in the area for their loyalty over the years.”

As yet there is no word on what will replace the shop.