A PUB has closed after its tenants left without warning.

The Royal Oak in Wombwell was most recently run by John Woodhouse and Toni Rutkowski on behalf of Punch Taverns.

Punch has recently put the pub up for sale but said it has closed because the couple left without notification.

Mr Woodhouse confirmed they had left after they 'got it taking money again' but would not comment further.

A spokesman for Punch Taverns said: "We are aware that the pub has closed after our temporary tenant left the site without prior notification. We are working towards reopening and anticipate this will happen in the very near future."