A number of pubs in the Salisbury area face an uncertain future as pub chain Marston's has announced its plans to make cuts.

It is understood more than 2,000 jobs are to go as a result of current coronavirus restrictions and their impact on trade.

The group said around 2,150 of its pub workers currently on furlough will be impacted, while it will also launch a further cost-cutting plan by the end of the year.

Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, said: “The additional restrictions which have been applied across the UK most recently present significant challenges to us and will make business more difficult for a period of time.

“I very much regret that the consequence of this is that the jobs of around 2,150 of our colleagues will be impacted, but it is an inevitable consequence of the limitations placed upon our business.

“We will be looking at our cost base further in the coming weeks.”

These are the venues in and around Salisbury which might be affected:

  • Huntsman, Gigant Street
  • Avon Brewery, Castle Street
  • Pelican, Warminster Road, Stapleford
  • Bull Hotel, The Headlands, Downton
  • Orchard, Archers Gate, Amesbury

In the New Forest and North Dorset area, the pubs owned by Marston's are:

  • Swans, Pennine Way, Verwood
  • Woodman, Ringwood Road, Ringwood
  • Inn on the Furlong, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood
  • Original White Hart, Market Place, Ringwood
  • George Hotel, Higher Cheap Street, Sherborne
  • Half Moon, Half Moon Street, Sherborne