High Wycombe is becoming a “ghost town” because once-thriving pubs are now closing, residents have said. 

The Bucks Free Press revealed last week that The Beaconsfield Arms in Hughenden Road has shut its doors - despite tireless work by campaigners to save it.

Greene King confirmed that a sale has been agreed. 

Residents have shared their thoughts about the closure, with some agreeing it was a “shame” the pub has shut down - after the closure of another pub in the town, the Half Moon on Dashwood Avenue. 

Aj Kahn said: “Another one gone. Once a thriving town full of nightlife and social pubs now become a ghost town.” 

Lesley Avery added: “Grew up nearby and worked in the pub for many years in the early eighties, such a shame.” 

Maxine Chapman, former landlady at the pub in 2007, said: “Since the smoking ban came onto force and brewery putting their prices up every month it was hard to get trade.

“Students would rather walk to Morrisons to get a 24 pack and go home. If people used the pub then it wouldn’t close.”