A PUB landlady has announced she is leaving after nearly 14 years in the business.

Sue Donohoe from The Blue Bell Inn in Callow End has said it is the right time to move away from the pub.

In a post on the pub's Facebook page she wrote: “We would like to inform you that we have decided not to continue with this business.

"We would like to thank everyone, far and near, for your custom over the past 13 and a half years.

"We have had some wonderful times here, but it is now time to move on. Take care!”

Customers flocked to social media to share their thoughts.

Charlotte Cooper said: “You’ve been an amazing part of the community, some of my best times have been with the Blue Bell family. Best of luck for the next best adventure.”

Emma Bull said: “Sad to hear this, we have some very happy memories of meals there with family, my Gran loved it there as she remembered going as a little girl with her dad and you absolutely did her proud for her wake.

"Good luck for the future, sorry to see you go!”

Jess Clay said: “Thank you so much for many happy times with friends from here and further afield.

"We’ll miss you lots and wish you all the very best for the future.”

Ms Donohoe had closed the pub before the start of lockdown after coming into contact with a customer suspected of having covid-19.

At that point she said she was positive about carrying on with the pub in the future, saying: “We are communicating with staff, I have money invested.

“You have to stay positive.”

Ms Donohoe could not be contacted when a reporter tried to reach her.