Pub shut after mice are seen running on bar

ONE of Hull’s best known pubs has been shut after mice were seen running across the bar.

Magistrates yesterday issued a hygiene emergency prohibition order that will keep Rayners closed until it no longer poses a risk to public health.

The closure followed a complaint by a member of the public and a visit by environmental health officers, accompanied by police, who found “filthy” toilets, no hot water, mouse droppings, and dead mice in the bar while food was being served.

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The pub was described as “dirty throughout” and drinkers were also smoking inside.

Rayners, in Hessle Road, was once the social hub of the city’s fishing community.

Hull Council said it was working with the brewery to make the “necessary improvements”.