Dundee licensing chiefs have called last orders on a Hilltown pub after revoking its licence to trade.
Boyds Bar closed its doors suddenly earlier this month, having been trading at the Rosebank Street premises for nearly a year.
A spokeswoman for Dundee City Council confirmed that the licence for the venue had been revoked as there was no designated manager at the premises.
The pub has gone through as many as four owners in recent years.
Previously called McAdams Bar, it was rebranded Boyds Bar earlier this year.
Events including a medium night had been held at the pub as recently as last month.
One former patron claimed the pub had “barrels” of potential, saying: “I’m aware that the premises have changed hands a number of times in recent years.
“It was called Boyds Bar for a number of years before it was changed to McAdams and rebranded Boyds Bar.
“It’s always sad to see a pub close but I was aware it had been struggling to make a go of it.
“Given the right management it still has barrels of potential to be a great local for residents.”
The closure comes amid tough trading conditions for Hilltown pubs after The High Corner on neighbouring Kinghorne Road failed to attract new suitors following its closure last year.
Janet Hood, who runs Janet Hood Consulting and represents publicans in licensing cases, said any change to a designated manager within a public house would require the owner of the business to notify the licensing board within seven days.
She said: “Not knowing the full circumstances of this particular case, it is hard to ascertain what exactly has happened.
“You have to have a designated manager – that is the law.
“There could be a number of reasons to change the designated manager, whether the person is sacked, loses their personal licence or passes away.
“As long as you notify the licensing board within seven days you have six weeks to replace the person or you are no longer allowed to trade.
“I tell all my clients for all intents and purposes to have two personal licence holders at all times. In the event that a designated manager is relieved of their duties, a fall-back option is technically able to fulfill the role with immediate effect.”
A Dundee City Council spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a licence was revoked as there was no designated manager at the premises.”
The owners of the bar could not be reached for comment.