Fakenham's Henry IV pub confirms it is closing permanently
Fakenham's Henry IV pub has confirmed that it will be closing its doors permanently much to the dismay of many of its customers.
The pub on Greenway Lane was operated by Greene King which earlier this month warned that it would be closing 79 of its pubs and restaurants .
On the pub's Facebook page a message last week said: "Me and the team, would like to thank all our loyal customers who supported us over the years. We are sad to have to say that the Henry IV will not be opening its doors to you all again.
"We wish you all the best. Thank you and goodbye from us all."
Scores of pubgoers reacted to the news with disappointment. One said: "Very sad news, hope you all manage to get work elsewhere, very sad times right now for so many. Good luck to you all whatever you go on to do."
And another said: "So sorry to hear this. We have had some lovely times in here over the years. Thanks so much for always looking after us so well."
In July, the pub confirmed it was unable to reopen even though others were given the go-ahead. It said at the time: "Unfortunately, despite the government announcing pubs can reopen on the 4th of July, we currently have to remain closed as our lovely pub has lots of nooks and crannies, and we can’t guarantee safe social distancing.
"We are continuing to work on opening in the background, and hope to see you soon."