Rat found at Harvester

A restaurant was forced to close after a rat was found there at the weekend.

Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 1:59 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:18 am
Polegate Harvester, photo by Christine Matthews

Diners were alarmed when the rodent emerged in the Polegate Harvester on Saturday (March 17).

The restaurant in the town’s High Street says it took immediate action to close and pest control and council staff have visited to monitor the situation since.

A spokesperson on behalf of the Polegate Harvester said, “We would like to reassure our guests we take the hygiene of our pubs very seriously. We took immediate action to voluntarily close the Polegate Harvester on Saturday after a rodent was found.

“As a precaution independent pest control contractors have visited the pub and we’ve also made the local authority aware of the situation, who attended yesterday and are happy with how we’ve acted.

“We will continue to monitor this closely over the next few days.”