A pub could close its doors for the last time next week.

The Alibi in Victoria Terrace, Hove, is scheduled to finish trading on Sunday, February 1.

On the pub’s Facebook page, the managers of the pub wrote: “We would like to say a massive thank you to all the people who have supported us over the last five-and-three-quarter years, and especially all who have liked, shared, followed and interacted with us on Facebook and Twitter, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go!”

The keys will be handed back to Punch Taverns until further notice.

The comment continues: “There will be no big fanfare but if you fancy coming down for one final drink we would be delighted. We have met some lovely people and made some really good friends.”

In response, residents took to Facebook.

Rob Savage described the close as a “terrible shame”, while Kevin McNulty wrote that he was “really sad” to hear the pub would be losing its management.

The pub will be holding clearance deals for customers, with many bottled beers being sold for £2.50.

The pub, will continue to show Sky Sports and BT Sport until the closing day, with the Brighton versus Arsenal match likely to be the last Albion match shown at the pub.

Janet Bray, 51, a resident of Seafield Road and occasional patron of the pub, said: “It seemed to offer something different to all the other pubs in the area. It is a bit of a blow for Hove.”

Punch Taverns said it was evaluating all its options before making a decision on the future of The Alibi, with their most favourable being to re-let the pub to a new licensee.