A pub has praised its "wonderful community" on its last day, as it closes its doors.

The White Oak in Cookham closed its doors on Sunday, April 14, after a successful 15-year-run which saw it land a spot in the Michelin Guide for its high-quality food.

In a statement from Henry on the Cookham Noticeboard, he wrote: "It is very very sad news. I am afraid that we will be leaving The White Oak.

"Our Lease has ended and we tried to re-negotiate a new one. It is not the landlord's fault."

The White Oak has seen a "very difficult" 12 to 18 months due to "the financial pressures of hospitality".

Like many Cookham businesses, the pub also struggled through a six-month period where the Cookham Bridge was closed for maintenance.

On Sunday, the pub said: "On our last day here at The White Oak, we want to say a huge thank you.

"Thank you all for your support over the years, it has truly been a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful community.

"Thank you also to our beautiful team, hard-working, kind-hearted and lovely."

A new operator will now be sought for the White Oak.

The pub has been named in the Michelin Guide every year since 2009, retaining its place.

In the guide, the White Oak is praised for its "bold flavours" and "neat, unfussy style".

A nod is also given to the "warm, friendly service", which is why the guide believes it has a loyal local following.

Greene King owns the pub and has stated their intentions to keep the property "open and trading".

A Greene King spokesperson said: “After more than 15 years of working in partnership with the operator of The White Oak and their team, we’ll be really sad to see them go.

"We know locals and regulars of The White Oak will be feeling the same way as we do, but we’d like to reassure everyone we are committed to keeping The White Oak open and trading and are in discussions to do this.”

Locals have deemed it "the end of an era".

Julia Munday said: "I felt very emotional when I walked past this morning. Thank you for 16 years of fabulous food, stellar service and all that beautiful pink fizz."

Others were quick to wish the staff all the best in the future.

Lou Young said: "Such a shame. You will be missed."