The landlords of a much-loved pub in Falmouth have shared an emotional post announcing they will close for good after 17 years. 

The doors of The Prince of Wales on Market Strand will close for the final time on Saturday (April 6).

Jayne and Dave Martin who have been at the helm of the pub for the past 17 years shared an emotional post on the pub's Facebook page explaining the reason why they are having it close.

Falmouth Packet: The Prince of Wales Pub and Hotel in Falmouth The Prince of Wales Pub and Hotel in Falmouth (Image: The Prince of Wales Facebook)

The post reads: “With very sad hearts we will be closing the doors of the Prince of Wales on Saturday, April 6 for the last time.

“We will miss all of our lovely customers, many who have become friends over the years.

“We have been here for 17 years and have been through many changes, however, we have been trying to sell our business for the last year with no success, since Covid we have struggled to balance the books so to speak and can no longer keep dipping into our pockets.”

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and it is not the way we wanted to leave the Prince, however without any support from Punch we have been left with no option.”

Members of the public expressed their sadness following the announcement. Lindsay Fletcher commented: “Sad time and the end of an era!

"So many happy memories there and things and people to be thankful for. Wishing you both the very best going forward."

Phil Hills said: “That's such sad news, Jayne, and Dave. You did so much for live music, we had many memorable nights playing for you.

“Best of luck for the future and thank you for all that you've done over the last 17 years, from all of us in The Great Apes and Maximum Gain”.

The couple also paid tribute to their ‘wonderful’ staff members. They said: “A huge thank you to all our wonderful and loyal staff.”