Brinsley pub will close its doors for good after struggling to get support after coronavirus lockdown

A Brinsley pub has made the tough decision to close its doors after it struggled to get the support it needed once it re-opened following the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 1:08 pm

In an emotional post on Facebook, Lisa Palmer, landlady at The White Lion in Hall Lane, Brinsley, said: “Many things have contributed to the decision I have had to make and it’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly.

“The Lion is a village pub and we rely on locals to keep the pub alive. It’s been a tough year for us landlords and landlady’s and when the pubs reo-pened I made the decision not to do food, as to be honest, I wasn’t sure how ‘pub life’ would pan out.

"Whether that was a right or wrong thing to do, I put my staff first and kept the majority on furlough while trying to run the pub on skeleton staff.

The White Lion in Brinsley is closing
The White Lion in Brinsley is closing

"Speaking honestly I haven’t had support, even from people I thought were close to me, so I have made a very tough decision to close The Lion at Brinsley.

"The doors will close for the last time on Friday, August 28.

“I know people talk and that’s life but please remember that behind the ‘business’ are real people with real feelings and yes, we all have changes in our personal circumstances which some don’t agree with, but all I ask is please think before you comment

“I have had an amazing six years at The Lion and have a fabulous team, and have made some life long friends.

"We’ve laughed and cried together and made some terrific memories.

“I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”

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