Chichester bar closure is 'huge loss' for city

The Belle Isle, Chapel Street
The Belle Isle, Chapel Street

The closure of a popular Chichester bar has been called a 'huge loss' by fans of the venue.

Read the original story here: Chichester bar suddenly shuts

The Belle Isle put a sign in its window yesterday (Wednesday April 11) which read: "We're sorry to say we've had to close our doors but we'd like to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers."

Since the abrupt closure, messages have been pouring in from readers of the Observer with some calling the closure a 'huge loss' for the city.

Steve Charles said: "A huge loss. Lovely friendly place with great food. Used it for so many leaving dos including my one. Chichester is becoming a ghost town."

Tracey Hoff said: "Anyone coming into Chichester via West Street will think its a ghost town. A and N's looks hideous with the boards up, now this too, plus all the other shops in town shutting."

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Si Macca said: "What is going on in the UK? Getting scary. Tumble weed will soon be owning ours and other unfortunate cities... How could things be changed?"

Charlotte Pick said: "Another great place closed. There will be nowhere for anyone to go soon."

Chichester BID has been approached for comment.

What are your thoughts on the venue's closure? Let us know by emailing news@chiobserver.co.uk