The Butcher's Hook pub in Thornbury will not be reopening after lockdown.

The high street pub has been closed for much of the last 12 months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Opened in 2018, landlord Pete Tiley wanted the traditional wet-led pub to have a focus on 'quality local drinks and socialising rather than dining'.

The pub was therefore badly impacted by South Gloucestershire's high tier rating and the national lockdowns, with pubs only able to serve takeaways for several months.

The Butcher's Hook was also unable to take advantage of schemes such as Eat Out to Help Out.

Announcing the pub's closure on Facebook Pete said: "It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that we will not be returning to the Butcher’s Hook when all this is over. Sadly, we didn’t make it through.

"Whilst I’m obviously devastated, I am also extremely proud of the pub we created which has provided me with a wealth of memories and zero regrets.

"In two short years we won a CAMRA Pub Design Award, got listed in the Good Beer Guide, hosted beer tastings, cider tastings, Cheese Club, community quizzes, amazing live music, beer festivals, tap takeovers, launched a community hop growing project and carried out many other daft ideas, too numerous to mention.

"We’ve had a huge amount of fun and made some wonderful friends- we hope you did too.

"From my perspective, the purpose of a pub is not to sell products to people, but to bring them together and form friendships. I’d like to think we did that and those friendships will long outlive the Butcher’s Hook.

I would like to thank each and every one of you that has supported us, all of our fantastic suppliers and of course all of the staff who worked here and put such hard work and dedication into the pub."

Pete's other pub, The Salutation Inn near Berkeley, will be reopening when the restrictions allow.