The owner of a landmark Leytonstone pub has confirmed it has been sold.

The Heathcote Arms in Grove Green Road will close on Monday.

Owner Stonegate have refused to reveal who it has been sold to.

A spokeswoman for the Heathcote said: “Where possible, employees will be offered roles across other businesses operated by Stonegate Pub Company.

“The management would like to thank all their loyal customers over the years.

“We will be open this weekend and look forward to welcoming anyone who wishes to reminisce with us.”