Rumours are rife among villagers and others who frequent the Black Dog public house in Chilmark. The pub closed suddenly a few days ago after an alleged serious burglary, among other problems.

A statement to Valley News from Wadworth, the Devizes brewery that owns the popular meeting place, said: “We apologise for the closure of the Black Dog.  This is temporary and we will re-open it as soon as possible. We will be recruiting a new landlord to take on the pub and anyone interested should contact the recruitment team at Wadworth on 01380 732216.”

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