A wine shop and bar is set to close after almost six years.

Grape to Grain have announced that they will be leaving Ramsbottom, following "rising costs and dwindling sales".

The Bridge Street outlet was opened in 2017 after the success of the first Grape to Grain shop in Prestwich.

Described as “an off licence with a difference”, Grape to Grain possesses a license which means customers can sample a wide selection of wines and beers from around the world in store, as well as buying them to enjoy at home.

However, it has now been announced that the shop in Ramsbottom is set to close this weekend.

On social media, the firm said: "After five years we have finally been forced to pull the plug on our Ramsbottom branch of Grape to Grain.

"The usual combination of rising costs and dwindling sales in a faltering Rammy market mean we simply cannot keep our doors open.

Bury Times: Grape to Grain RamsbottomGrape to Grain Ramsbottom (Image: Google Maps)

"After watching incredible passion projects by talented and inspiring people close in Rammy over the last year we hoped to be able to weather the storm but the writing is on the wall.

"This decision is not one we wanted to make but we have no choice and so close we must." 

This comes after closures of other bars and restaurants in the town, including Levanter and The Chocolate Cafe

The statement added: "Over the years we have had an amazing collection of people form the Rammeh team, some awesome regulars and some great times. Thanks to you all for coming to see us and enjoy the cosy vibe.

"Huge thanks to Barry Hubertus Van Goethem, Jen Frost, Dani Gillett, Mac Barrett and Euan Holmes, as well as all the other guys and girls for their ceaseless work. Thanks to Nick, our ever patient and helpful landlord and thanks to each and every customer over the last five and a half years.

"This weekend is our last weekend, we hope to see you for a glass of something LEKKER. Saturday night in particular will be a great big throwdown. Come say hi and bye.

"So long Rammy."