THE OWNERS of a pub in Lower Earley, which has remained closed since March, has released a statement on its future.

The Earley Retreat, a pub on Chalfont Close, Lower Earley, has remained closed since the coronavirus lockdown began in late March, causing confusion among residents as to what its future entails.

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Following this, Mitchell and Butlers, the company that owns the Retreat, released a statement to the press earlier this week.

A spokesman for Mitchell and Butlers said: “We have reopened the majority of our pubs, bars and restaurants since lockdown restrictions were lifted, however a small number are still yet to reopen.

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"The decision not to immediately reopen these specific businesses has been made on a site by site basis, taking into account various factors including business layout and expected footfall.

"A decision on when to reopen the Earley Retreat remains constantly under review."