THE Hereford Frankie and Benny's restaurant appears to have closed after its details disappeared from the chain's website.

When searching for the Hereford restaurant, at Old Market Shopping Centre, the nearest is listed as being in Cheltenham.

A message on the website says: "If your nearest restaurant isn't displayed below, we've sadly had to close our doors.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to one of our other restaurants soon."

Last month, it was reported that up to 3,000 jobs were on the line as the owner of the restaurant announced it was going to close 125 of its sites across the country.

The Restaurant Group said it was seeking approval from its landlords for a deal that would let it reduce the number of restaurants it runs, and negotiate lower rents for many of those left over.

Bosses said the hospitality industry was facing "well documented" problems, after the coronavirus pandemic forced many in the sector to close their doors.