Lewes restaurant announces closure ‘with regret’

The Lewes branch of the Aqua group
The Lewes branch of the Aqua group

Lewes residents have been left surprised by the abrupt closure of a recently-opened restaurant today (Wednesday, May 1).

A notice on the front door of Aqua, in Friars Walk, said: “It is with regret that we have now closed this restaurant with immediate effect. We thank you all for your loyalty and custom.”

A comment later posted on social media said: “Such a shame for the staff.”

Aqua, which served Italian cuisine and had more than 200 covers, was launched in the county town in October 2016.