In the UK, a pub that had been functioning for more than 1200 years has closed due to COVID-19 / GORDON – Archyde

“Together with my team, I have done everything to keep the pub running.” Nevertheless, the last two years have been unprecedented for the hospitality industry. […] The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and our already low profit margins have not offered us a safety net. As a result, we were unable to meet our financial obligations on time,” the statement said.

British newspaper Daily mail writes on February 7 that the pub, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest pub, has experienced “countless wars, epidemics and economic crises” in the 1229 years of its existence.

Now, former owner of Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Cristo Tofalli, hopes the pub will still open after some time and keep its “soul and spirit”.


In late 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus infection began in China. March 11, 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic.

Through Data As of February 7, WHO confirmed more than 394 million cases of coronavirus infection worldwide, more than 5.7 million patients with COVID-19 died. With 17.8 million infections, the UK ranks fifth in the world for the number of COVID-19 cases.

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