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‘Last High Street pub’ shuts without notice
7:30am Monday 7th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
DRINKERS were left high and dry when a pub closed suddenly.
The Kings Arms pub, in Dovercourt High Street, closed just weeks after coming under new management in July.
Harwich mayor Dave McLeod said he was disappointed to hear the pub had closed.
“It is not good news. It was the last pub standing in the town," he said.
Landlords Rob and Lesley Wood left managers in charge when they moved to a new pub in Spain in July this year.
Mr Wood said: “We wish to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us for over five years. We apologise for the closure of the Kings, which we tried hard to avoid."