A JD Wetherspoon pub in Sutton High Street is set to shut its doors for the final time at the end of next week, Sutton Guardian has been informed.

The Grapes, which has been situated at the north end of the road for more than 140 years, will close on Sunday, August 5.

It follows after Sutton Council threw out the national chain's proposals to redevelop the site into a part six, part seven-storey building comprising 28 flats in May.

JD Wetherspoon bosses had wanted to convert the site for residential use after first putting forward plans last October.

But they were rebuffed for several reasons listed in a refusal notice issued from the council, including the loss of the building as a public house and being an "overdevelopment" of the site.

The Grapes was built by Charles Martin in around 1867 on the site of a coach house and stables according to JD Wetherspoon.

It has previously been named The Corner House, and then Pitchers Sports Bar, before reverting to its original name.

A JD Wetherspoon spokesman said the chain was unable to comment at this time.