Fittleworth pub to close due to ‘insurmountable losses’ caused by pandemic

The leaseholders of a Fittleworth pub have made ‘the difficult decision’ not to reopen the business.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 3:44 pm
The Swan pub in Fittleworth
The Swan pub in Fittleworth

The decision to close The Swan pub was as a result of the ‘insurmountable losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic’, the leaseholders said.

“A lack of Government support in dealing with the constantly changing trading landscape since March, including phases of lock down and restricted opening practices, means the business is no longer viable,” they said.

“The historic inn relies on the major events at Goodwood, couples marrying in nearby wedding venues and tourists for the majority of its income.

The Swan pub in Fittleworth

“This business provides enough revenue to enable the pub to provide a welcoming place for the local community to meet throughout the rest of the year.

“It is with great regret that the owners have made this decision and they would like to thank the local community for its support and friendship over the past two and a half years.”