Pizza chain Papa Johns is set to close 43 of its UK restaurants. Two are in Hailsham and one in Eastbourne.

The six Sussex branches to close are:

  • Cooden Sea Road, Little Common, Bexhill
  • King Street, East Grinstead
  • Seaside, Eastbourne
  • North Street, Hailsham
  • Queen Street, Horsham
  • South Coast Road, Peacehaven.

The company confirmed the decision to shut these “underperforming” locations after a review earlier this year.

It will close the restaurants by mid-May following a consultation process, Papa Johns International said. The number of staff affected by these closures has not been disclosed.