PUB giant Greene King is to close more than 25 pubs and cut 800 jobs.

On its website, it lists The Crown and Anchor in Marine Parade, The Rodmill by the DGH and The Alexandra Arms on Seaside.

There is no indication that the Eastbourne pubs are at risk as no list has been issued at this stage.

A spokeswoman for Greene King said: “The continued tightening of the trading restrictions for pubs, which may last another six months, along with the changes to government support was always going to make it a challenge to reopen some of our pubs.

“Therefore, we have made the difficult decision not to reopen 79 sites, including the 11 Loch Fyne restaurants we announced last week.

“Around one-third will be closed permanently and we hope to be able to reopen the others in the future.

“We are working hard with our teams to try and find them a role in another of our pubs wherever possible.”

The hospitality sector has been struggling with government restrictions designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, including 10pm closing time for pubs, social distancing measures, and mandatory table service for food in licensed premises.