A PUB in Broughton has closed this week due to the rise in Covid cases across the county.

The Brewery House in Great Broughton closed it's doors on Tuesday, January 4 for a month, as it's landlady says that 'people's health should come first, not money.'

Landlady Hallie Shaw says she believes it is safer to shut her pub at this time as omicrom cases continue to rise within the county- she will use this time to make improvments to her pub.

Hallie said: "With everything to do with the pandemic going on around here I just think its safer for my customers (to close) because I have young and old in here.

"I am going use a smog machine in here then paint and wallpaper, vax all carpets, benches, stools and give everything a good clean so the pub is safe for people to come in.

"I know Boris hasn't closed us down but I think peoples health should come first not money, my customers are like family to me and mean the world all the support they give me.

Hallie said that her and her regular customers have been taking tests before coming into the pub to keep eachother safe, however she said : "Closing the pub down will just help it a little to settle down I hope."

The pub will re-open after the month's hiatus on February 4.

Other pubs in the area have also decided to close their doors in an effort to keep people safe as the omicrom strain continues to sweep the county.

The Junction Bar, on Jane Street in Workington has also decided to close their doors for one weekend due to 'rapidly rising Covid cases.'

In a statement on social media, the pub said: "Due to drastically rising covid cases in Allerdale, we have decided for the health of our staff, families and customers to not open this weekend.

"This gives us the opportunity to be ready and raring to go again next weekend."

The pub is due to re-open as usual next week after the short break.