THE owner of popular Cowes pub the Pier View has called time at the bar — and said she did not know if it would close for good.

Sue Wescomb posted on Facebook yesterday (Wednesday): "Sadly, last orders has now been called at the Pier View.

"I would just like to say a massive thank you for all your custom over the last 25 years — they have been the best times.

"It is with a broken heart that I have to say goodbye."

Hundreds of comments have been posted by customers, sharing their dismay at the news and thanking Sue for so many happy memories. 

Several people said it was 'the end of an era.'

When asked if the pub would reopen under new management, or close for good, Sue replied that she did not know.

UPDATED: Sue told the County Press today (Thursday) the Pier View was now closed and would not be open tonight, as planned.

She said 'times were tough' as a leaseholder running the pub, which is owned by Enterprise Inns.

Thanking everyone who had sent messages of support, she said: "It really does mean a lot and I'm grateful to every single one of them.

"I've met some lovely people over the years and some real characters."

Sue said she believed Enterprise Inns would try to find a new leaseholder.