A popular cafe bar and restaurant in Bury has announced it is permanently closing after 20 years in business.

Automatic Cafe, located in The Met in Market Street, has made the announcement on social media.

Staff thanked their loyal customers.

The post said: "After 20 years, it is with hearts full of incredible memories and love that Automatic is closing its doors permanently.

"For the whole team to all our loyal customers, thank you.

"Thank you for your continuous support over the years and for making our job one like no other."

People reacted with sadness to the announcement.

Sophie Atkinson said: "Thank you for the best of memories of working here and to Lee, Sheila and the Automatic family who grafted every day to make Automatic what it was.

"It will always be the first cocktail bar in Bury."

Marion Birtwistle said: "So sorry to hear this we have had so so many good times from bringing our grandchildren as babies to them having their cocktails.

"Only place in Bury that I would meet up with friends for a meal.

"May I wish the staff good wishes and hope they all get sorted with new jobs thank you."

In 2016 the business was nominated as one of the best cafes in Britain.

Earlier this year the owner of Get Fresh, located on nearby Brook Street, said she was closing due to rising costs after a "tough 12 months."