A Wylam pub, which has been overwhelmed with visitors, is limiting the sale of alcohol over the weekend.

The Boathouse, in Wylam, has been selling takeaway food and beer since the lockdown began nine weeks ago.

But, due to an overwhelming amount of visitors desending on the village, the sale of alcohol will now be limited on a Saturday.

It comes following a number of complaints to Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council. 

Manager Mark Weatherburn announced on Saturday that the pub would stop selling alcohol between 2 and 5pm.

Mark said: "Due to lots of complaints to the police about anti-social behaviour in the village and the lack of social distancing, we have decided to stop the sale of alcohol between 2 and 5pm.

"We've tried eveything. It's the sheer volume of people coming to the village that's the issue, not the pub. People are coming from Blyth, Washington, Tynemouth and Jesmond. It's getting out of hand, so we're trying to do something.

"I'll be monitoring it and if I do see a lot of people, I will stop selling. I closed the pub on Wednesday, when it was really hot, because there were too many people."