The owners of a Burnham-On-Sea restaurant that only opened for business in January have explained why it has closed down. first reported here in January that The Lounge had opened in place of The Mitre in Burnham’s College Street, with a revamped dining area and a new menu of local food.

Managers Craig Peters and Jimie Scully, pictured below, undertook a full refurbishment of the premises prior to opening.

Craig told this week: “We had an opportunity arise which is an offer we couldn’t turn down to start a new life away from Somerset. Even though the restaurant was doing well, we felt it was time to move on and start a new life with a brand new fresh start.”

A new owner is set to take over the College Street premises soon to open a new restaurant.