Popular restaurant forced to shut two days a week due to rocketing energy bills

25th September 2022

A hugely popular Southport town centre restaurant will now close two days a week because of sky rocketing energy bills.

The Hungry Monk Alehouse in Cambridge Arcade are now being forced to pay an eye watering £4300 with no help from the government.

Owners say they are being left without support from the government because they took out a new energy contract in February.

They say the majority of businesses receiving financial aid are ones that are on new contracts from April onward.

A spokesperson for the restaurant said they have been desperately trying to save staff jobs.

They said “It’s all down to the Electricity

“We went into a new contract in February with Opus Energy.

“Our Electricity bill went from £2200 per month to £4300.

“We have been hoping that the government would help but they are only helping businesses that have taken out a contract from April.

“We are trying our best to keep our staffs hours
unchanged and save their jobs so we have waited until now when students are returning to University.

“We hope the decision will help the business through this difficult time. Please remember whilst out shopping and eating/drinking to support the independent businesses they need support more than ever now.”