Time has been called on a pub in Shanklin after the landlords announced they were leaving after 10 years at the helm.

John Abbotts and wife Maddie, took over the running of the Mad Cow in 2007.

The pub – on the corner of the High Street and Steephill Road – is owned by Punch Taverns. The future of the pub and the three-storey building remains unclear.

The pub has supported numerous charities over the years, including holding fundraising events for Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat and St Mary’s Hospital’s Chemotherapy Unit.

John and Maddie are looking to manage another public house on the Island.

Isle of Wight Radio has asked Punch Taverns for a comment regarding the pub’s future.

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