A popular pub is set to close after its manager decided to quit - but its owners want to reopen the site as soon as possible.
Drakes in Fairmeadow, Maidstone will temporarily shut its doors before re-opening under new management, according to owners Ei Group.
There are no confirmed dates for when the pub will stop serving and when it will once again open for business.
The pub company is in negotiations with a potential new operator.
A spokesperson for Ei said: "We can confirm that Drakes, Maidstone will close for a short period following the current publican’s decision to cease trading.
"We would like to reassure the local community that we plan to reopen the pub as soon as possible with a new operator and we look forward to welcoming guests for a drink."
Ponga Foods, a vegan restaurant within the tavern, announced its closure on Friday saying this would be its last week serving.