Cornwall Council is investigating the Blue Anchor Inn in Helston for noise complaints.

If the complaints are not sufficiently dealt with, the pub could eventually face criminal charges.

The pub has put out post on social media addressing performers who are due to play there in the coming weeks.

In the post, it says that musicians may be asked to leave without being paid if they fail to turn down the volume when asked.

The post says: "We hope that we don’t have to come to that but this is an on going thing spoilt by a few which now involves us all.

"The Blue still fights on to keep music live."

The much-loved pub also shared a copy of the letter sent to them by Claire Hancock, a Cornwall Council Environmental Protection Officer.

It states that the council has been receiving numerous complaints about loud music, and that the complainant's property was installed with equipment proving that loud music had been played.

The letter goes on to ask that the pub take "any reasonable action" it can to prevent a statutory noise nuisance.

According to the .gov website, a statutory noise nuisance is one that must "unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises," or "injure health or be likely to injure health".

Ms Hancock's letter states that if there is a provable statutory noise nuisance, the pub will be served with an abatement notice requiring it to deal with the noise.

If that does happen and the pub fails to comply with the notice, they will be committing a criminal offence.

The Blue Anchor Inn has been contacted for a comment.