The Bar 44 group have announced that they will be closing their Cowbridge Bar 44 with immediate effect, as their lease comes to and end and without any end in sight to the relaxation of the social distancing covid rules.
Cowbridge was the groups first Bar 44, with others following in Penarth, Cardiff and Bristol - which will remain open.
In a post on social media, Bar 44 group said "Our lease has now come to an end and its just not the right business decision to sign a new lease without any end in sight to the relaxation of the social distancing covid related rules in Wales, and the return to normal trading"
The group called the decision "hugely emotional", but that they "cannot thank our customers enough for their loyalty over the last 20 years."
The first Bar 44 in Cowbridge was founded by brothers, Tom and Owen Morgan, in 2002. Having fallen in love with Spanish food, drink and culture throughout their formative years, they wanted to bring their favourite tapas dishes and a slice of modern Spanish culture to the UK.
In a statement the Bar 44 group said "The Cowbridge team have been awesome and all members of the team wishing to stay with us have relocated to other sites within the group"
"We hope very much that it is only goodbye for now and that we will be back in Cowbridge at some point soon."