Chesterfield's oldest pub has closed

Chesterfield's oldest pub, the Royal Oak in the Shambles, has been reported closed until further notice.

Chesterfield's oldest pub, the Royal Oak in the Shambles, has been reported closed until further notice.

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The oldest pub in Chesterfield, the Royal Oak in the Shambles, has been confirmed closed.

We received a report from a worried punter that the pub appeared to have shut for good.

The Royal Oak's website states: "The pub is now closed until further notice."

Locals were gutted to hear the news.

Commenting on the Derbyshire Times’ Facebook page, Donna Littlewood said: "Why on earth is it closing? Even ghost walks take you to this pub.”

Tim Dowsett said: "Maybe lower the rent on places in town until things pick up. It's got to be better than having empty buildings."

Adam Bushell said: "I had so many good times in here."