A Worcestershire pub has announced it is closing because of the heatwave.

The Cross Keys in Ombersley will be shut for three days from Sunday, July 17 to Tuesday, July 19.

A message to customers on Facebook says the pub will reopen at 12pm on Wednesday.

“Having monitored the situation closely we believe we have taken the only decision we could as a responsible employer,” the post says.

“The temperature inside the pub, especially the kitchen and the conservatory, means it would be unacceptable to ask my staff to work in those extreme conditions.

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“We’re contacting all our bookings and apologise for any inconvenience but are pretty sure you all understand.

“Please be careful over the next few days and we’ll see you from next Wednesday.”

A number of schools in Worcester have also announced they’ll be closed on either Monday or Tuesday.