A WELL-KNOWN pub on the River Avon is the latest in a string of bars and restaurants to close its doors.

The New Queen Inn, between Sopley and Ringwood on the B334, has now been put up for sale.

A notice on the pub’s website says: “Sadly The New Queen Inn is now closed.

“Lorraine and Will thank all the loyal customers and staff who have been so supportive over the last three years and wish them well for the future.”

The pub, known for its traditional Sunday lunches and flagstone floors, is now on the market through agents Christie & Co in Winchester.

The pub is a free house and is therefore not tied to a specific brewery.

Details advertised on property website Rightmove reveal the bar and restaurant has 140 covers and a historic net turnover of more than half a million pounds.

The bar and restaurant has 140 covers and the property includes two-bedroom owner’s accommodation.

There is also a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, boiler room, beer cellar, fridge freezer, ladies and gentlemen’s toilets and a range of ancillary storage areas.

The leasehold property has been described as: “A substantial, detached, two storey property with colour elevations, set in its own grounds with the River Avon to the rear of the property and a large adjacent car park.

The pub is roughly four miles north of Christchurch and five miles south of Ringwood and has a roadside position.