The owners of a Herefordshire pub have admitted that they may be forced to close, due to a lack of support following recent flooding.

The Tap House, located in Ross-on-Wye, has been unable to open since 12th May and the owners of this popular venue say that they have had very little support from organisations in the time since.

They say that due to the damage caused by the flooding, as well as the loss of earnings and lack of support, that there may be no other choice than to permanently close, but that they will reassess the situation at the end of this month.

A post on The Tap House Facebook page said:

“Since the floods on 12th of May The Tap House a business in Ross since 2018 has remained closed we have had 1 phone call from Welsh Water and nothing else. Unlike some who have closed for no apparent reason we cannot open.

“During my stay in hospital this week I have considered all options and due to the damage, loss of earnings and lack of support. It is a real possibility the we will not open this again.

“This for us is heart breaking we have put our heart and soul into this business even during the tough pandemic times, and have met some lovely customers many who have become friends.

“From what was a high opening our second venue in town, The Crown and Sceptre we have now come to this.

“We will reassess the situation at the end of the month but are not hopeful.”