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The Lighthouse Inn in Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone, closes suddenly

Customers have been left reeling following news a popular village pub has closed suddenly.

The Lighthouse Inn, in Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone, ceased trading yesterday.

A post on their Facebook page from yesterday reads: "We regret to inform you as of today The Lighthouse Inn in now permanently closed.

The Lighthouse Inn, Capel-le-Ferne. Picture: Matt McArdle.
The Lighthouse Inn, Capel-le-Ferne. Picture: Matt McArdle.

"We would like to thank all our customers through the years."

It is understood the pub, which served food and also had hotel rooms, closed following a dispute with the landlord.

A second post on Facebook, shared to the Capel le Ferne Parish Council's page, explains: "Over the past 18 months landlords have have been trying to gain possession of the property.

"As from midday tomorrow there will be 24 hour on site security and concrete bollards at the entrance.

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our seven years here, have made friends and will have happy memories of The lighthouse.

"We would like to thank yourself and the villagers for your loyalty and support over the years."

The Lighthouse Inn has closed. Picture: Google (13299583)
The Lighthouse Inn has closed. Picture: Google (13299583)

The bar and restaurant is also listed as "permanently closed" when searched on Google.

Customers have been left very upset over the news.

One commented: "It’s a sad day for Capel and surrounding areas, least of all for all those at The Lighthouse.

"Good luck to you all and thanks for making it a great local facility."

Another said: "Oh man. I wish I had know this sooner my little girl loves the food here and has been asking to go for weeks but have not had time to pop in. So so sad."

One comment said: "Such sad news.. Love this place."

It is not known what will happen to the site now.

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