A pub in Baggrow has claimed that it has had to throw away 5200 pints over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Grey Goat Inn's Landlord, Charles Wood, described the loss as "devastating"and added that it has had a huge financial impact.

It was recently reported that up to 87 million pints of beer have been thrown away in the UK since the start of the pandemic, according to the British Beer and Pub Association.

"I’m seeing my life’s savings kicked down every week," said Mr Wood.

"The Government grants don’t cover out-goings like rents, rates, electricity and water. There are tonnes of costs involved in running a pub."

Pubs across the country have had to shut their doors until further notice as the national lockdown continues into its second month.

There are growing fears about the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country's pubs.

Mr Wood added: "The impact on other pubs will have an impact on me too. The last thing I want to see is pubs becoming a museum item that you pop round to go and see because there’s none of them left.

"Every project that we had, like tarmacing the car park and fitting carpets have all been put on hold.

"Our whole world has come down to projects we can do for very little money, like redesigning the beer garden, re-decorating the pub.

"All bigger projects are now on hold until until we can generate enough money from the business.

"Luckily, we know we will be here on re-opening day, we’ve just got to pull through this patch."

"The Safest place in this entire county when it comes to Covid is in your house or in a pub, because there is a sober landlord watching over everyone and making sure they’re following the rules."

"It is illegal in this country to serve a drunk. The minute someone can’t follow the rules they get shown the door."