THE owners of The Little Gloster have announced the restaurant will be closing at the end of September.

The award-winning family-run business, based in Gurnard, says it has made the "hard decision" after finding itself at a crossroads earlier than expected, but assured its customers that it "will be back".

"Without the significant support of The Little Gloster rooms reservations over the past 13 weeks, we find ourselves at a crossroads," said owners Ben and Holly Cooke.

"We have made the hard decision as a family, that after an incredible ten years in Gurnard, The Little Gloster ‘Restaurant and Rooms’ will be closing at the end of September and that our last 'at home' dishes were delivered this afternoon.

"Until then, we will be exclusively open for room guests only, and the restaurant will be closed to non-residents ­— our three beautiful bedrooms are available to book seven days a week.

"The Little Gloster will be back.

"We’re brimming with ideas, and an opportunity that makes our hearts flutter and excites us could be just around the corner.

"When the right one comes along we will know, and we will pour everything we have into it, just as we have done in beautiful Gurnard."