A pub in Burnley is set to close its doors next month.

The Star, in Manchester Road, will call last orders for the final time on Sunday, July 7.

The brewery in charge, Greene King, said it was a difficult decision to make adding that it will be a blow to the local community.

Greene King said it is working with staff at the Star to find alternative roles for staff at other pubs in the area, where possible.

The brewery thanked customers who have visited the pub in recent years.

The pub was formerly known as the Hollywood Star before being rebranded in 2018. The site is popular among families as it is also home to a Wacky Warehouse.

This is another blow to Burnley’s pub industry. Earlier this month it was announced that the Queen Victoria could close as Premier Inn owner Whitbread reveals plans to slash its chain of branded restaurants by more than 200 in favour of building more hotel rooms.

In January, Burnley’s Ships and Giggles went on the market in order for the owner to start a new life, following a tragedy.

A spokesperson for Greene King said: “We can confirm that the Star in Burnley will be closing on Sunday, July 7.

“Making the decision to close a pub is never an easy one. We are aware that this will be disappointing news to the local community and our loyal customers, and would like to thank those who have enjoyed visiting us over the years.

"We look forward to welcoming them into our other pubs in the area soon."