A PUB in the heart of Salisbury has been forced to temporarily shut due to "staff shortages".

The Bridge Tap has closed to the public as it currently does not have enough staff to offer its usual services.

Customers who made bookings can expect contact from the Fisherton Street site, to "make alternative arrangements".

It has not been confirmed when the craft beer and ales pub will reopen.

A spokesperson for The Bridge Tap said: “Unfortunately due to staff shortages, as a result of following government guidance, we have had to temporarily close as we are unable to currently provide the level of service that our customers have come to expect from our venue.

“We are in the process of contacting all of our customers who have made bookings or reservations to make alternative arrangements.

"We advise our customers to continue to keep an eye on our social media pages for updates, or contact our customer services team on 03300 949251 or email us at central.sales@stonegatepubs.com

"We look forward to welcoming you back soon.”

Earlier this week nightclub and entertainment hub The Chapel announced it was postponing events over the Christmas period, as a result of Covid-19 cases and the Omicron variant. 

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