A POPULAR pub has closed today (May 16).

Claire Farrell and partner Kevin took over the General Burgoyne in October last year.

The Great Urswick pub had previously been run by John Oldfield, who was believed to be one of the UK's youngest landlords when he took over at just 19. 

A social media post on the pub's Facebook said: "It’s with deep regret that we have to announce that we will no longer be running the General Burgoyne.

"We would like to thank those who showed us love and support in this time.

"This was not an easy decision but one we had to make.

"We will surely miss you all and wish the Burgoyne all the happiness and success it deserves.

"All our love Claire, Kevin, Leonard and Esme."

Claire also owns the Kings Arms pub in Ulverston.

The pub is owned by Robinsons Brewery.