A popular bar in Ramsbottom has announced that it will be closing its doors for good after three years.

Owners of the Ramsbottom Social on Bolton Road West said they will be closing due to the covid-19 pandemic and poor government decisions making owning a business even harder.

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Nic and Jo Murphy-Lunn posted a statement on social media which said: “It’s been the single hardest decision we have ever had to make, but it’s the right decision.

“Health is wealth and for that reason we are walking away with our heads held high.

“We want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of our amazing customers over the last three years.”

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Ramsbottom residents flooded them with support expressing their sadness at this latest loss for the town.

One said: “You both should feel very proud as you have created a fantastic little business during a very difficult time.”

Another local said: “Sure you did Rammy proud. Good luck for your next chapter.”

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The couple said they will be supporting whoever takes over the Rammy Social and signed off saying “Thank you Ramsbottom, it’s been one hell of a ride!”

Over the past year, Ramsbottom has faced a number of closures including the Chocolate Café, Levanter tapas restaurant and Grape and Grain bar.