A STOURBRIDGE town centre pub has closed for two weeks due to a case of suspected Covid-19.

The Stourbridge Lion has shut its doors as a precaution, Amber Taverns - which runs the popular High Street boozer - told the News today (Monday September 28).

A spokesman for Amber Taverns said: "We have closed temporarily for 14 days as a precaution as environmental health officers say there was possibly a suspected case of Covid.

"We will be back open and ready to see everyone again in a couple of weeks after we have had a deep clean."

The venue is expected to re-open on Saturday October 10.

Pubs and restaurants across the country are now having to close at 10pm each night as part of tougher restrictions to try to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Dudley Police say they will be "making sure they stick to the rules, and helping and encouraging the public to do their bit" and they have reminded pub and restaurant-goers they should also wear a mask when not seated.