Thanks to Cowes Harbour Commission.

A suspected outbreak of Norovirus has been blamed for the recent closure of the Folly Inn.

The Whippingham pub shut its doors on Sunday (11), telling customers on Facebook that ‘health and safety’ concerns were the cause.

Greene King, which runs the Folly, said it was closed as ‘precautionary measure’ following a suspected outbreak.

Symptoms of Norovirus include vomiting and diarrhoea.

A spokesperson said:

“There is no suggestion that this is related to our kitchen and food preparation standards, however the safety of our customers is a top priority so we have organised a professional treatment of the entire site.”

The pub reopened for drinks at 6pm yesterday (Tuesday).

Normal service will resume from lunchtime today (Wednesday).