A popular Monifieth pub, run by the family of £148 million Euromillions winner Gillian Bayford-Deans, has closed without warning.
Twelve staff at The Crown Inn were told on Monday the pub had closed, and there is no prospect of the High Street hostelry reopening until new leaseholders are found.
The Crown is owned by David Tassie but its lease is held by a firm listed at Companies House as The Crown (Monifieth) Ltd.
The company’s four directors include Gillian Bayford-Deans’ parents Brenda and Ian McCulloch and brother Colin McCulloch.
They took over running the pub less than 18 months ago.
Accounts show that between September 15 2017 and March 31 last year the company made a loss of £26,676.
Mr Tassie said: “I was advised by my tenant that he was closing the door immediately.”
He added that when it was clear what was happening he would begin advertising for a new tenant as soon as possible.
Mrs Bayford-Deans won the £148 million Euromillions jackpot with her then husband Adrian in 2012.
The couple divided their fortune in half when they divorced.
Last August she married Brian Deans.