The ongoing cost-of-energy crisis has led a Launceston venue to stop serving food.

The landlords of The Westgate Inn have said that their kitchen will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Punters are allowed to bring in their own food, or order from local takeaways.

A spokesperson for the venue said: "The Westgate Inn has made the difficult decision to close its kitchen for the foreseeable future.

"Due to increased spiralling energy costs, we have had no choice but to close this area of the business. We will still cater for small functions as and when we can.

"Customers will also be able to order from local takeaways and restaurants and eat their meals at The Westgate Inn whilst enjoying a drink or two amongst great company.

"The kitchen will close on Sunday, November 19. We would like to thank all those who have supported us while the kitchen has been open and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure.

"The pub and bars are still open!! Serving a selection of beers, ales, wines and spirits. As always at The Westgate Inn you will always find a warm welcome, great hospitality and of course many nights of singing and dancing.