It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that “The Clock” in Chideock has closed its doors for the final time today (Sunday 3rd December).
Whilst everyone is struggling with increased cost of living at the moment, we have had the added pressure of quadrupled Insurance (even though the building is safer than it has ever been) alongside rising loan repayments that were needed after the fire. Then of course we all had Covid to contend with. We hoped that we could have sold the business over the last couple of years, to someone that didn’t have the increased costs we do, but sadly not and that has left us no other option.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of staff, and each and every one of you, that have supported us over the last 21 and a half years, it’s been a pleasure.
We hope that one day, someone will be able to get the cogs turning again, but for now, stay safe everyone and THANK YOU.
Helen, Eric, Barbara, Jessica, Charlotte and Mike
Keep it local xx