Shock as top Preston eaterie closes

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Andrea Mellon of Duk-Pond trying the parched peas challenge ahead of Love Food, Love Preston campaign

Photo Neil Cross Andrea Mellon of Duk-Pond trying the parched peas challenge ahead of Love Food, Love Preston campaign

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One of Preston’s best-known restaurants, Duk-Pond, has suddenly closed

The news has stunned food-lovers across the city.

The popular Cross Street eaterie confirmed the news today on twitter.

The restaurant, run by Andrea Mellon, tweeted: “It is with enormous sadness yet with pride & admiration for my team, customers & support network, I must advise you dukpond is now closed.”

It is thought to be a commercial decision.

Preston Business Improvement District tweeted that Duk-Pond would be sorely missed in the city.

It is understood the eaterie’s Winedown bar in Preston and its Chorley Duk-Pond venue will remain open.

Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said: “This is sad news indeed. We worked with Andrea Mellon over a number of years and we found her to be a true professional with a passion and commitment to the City Centre.”