A Marlow pub that was forced to shut after a huge tree fell on it at the weekend has reopened.

The Prince of Wales pub, in Mill Road, had to close its doors to punters after strong winds brought down an Oak tree on top of it on Sunday, terrifying guests who were staying there.

The pub said while people were in the bedrooms upstairs, thankfully no-one was hurt.

A staff member said: “It was frightening for guests and staff that were cooking the Sunday roast – they made their way out into the car park to a safe place and called the police.”

Three of the six bedrooms will be closed for maintenance work as they were damaged, but the other three were unaffected and are open for business, the pub said.

The pub reopened at 3.30pm today (Tuesday) with the roof sealed and the building declared safe, but the pub will only accept cash until further notice, until its internet and phone lines are back up and running.

Food will be served again from 7am tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thanking the community for its support, the pub wrote on social media: “Thank you all for your continued support, and we really hope to see you all for a drink and raise a glass to how this could have been a hell of a lot worse. Cheers.”