A POPULAR Taunton bar which closed suddenly will reopen, bosses have revealed.

Mystery surrounded The Hideout in Castle Green after it shut its doors without warning earlier this month.

Speculation on social media had raised questions as to whether the bar would be closed down for good.

But bosses from The Hideout, say the bar will not close and will be reopening under new ownership later this month.

In a post on social media bosses from The Hideout said: "I’m sure you’ve all got your suspicions so we just thought we’d clear the air.

"Hideout is currently closed for business but will be open under new ownership at the end of February.

"This seems to be a common fate amongst local pubs and restaurants these days and we are devastated to be one of the unlucky ones.

"All of us at Hideout are sad at the end of this chapter but have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time here. We’ve made many friends and created some lasting memories.

"Thank you all for your custom and for all of the good times you’ve shared with us.

"We’re all moving on to new places now, so if you spot us about don’t hesitate to say hello.

"This page will stay active for a while so if you’d like to get in contact with any of us, just drop a message and we’ll try to get back to you ASAP

"Lots of love from all of us at Hideout, we hope to see you around."