A PUB popular for its live music offerings has shut down.

The Greene King owned Molly Malones in Hitchin closed after the licensee left earlier this month.

But Greene King said the closure of the Nightingale Road wouldn’t be permanent, claiming it was looking for someone new to take over.

A spokesman told the Comet: “Molly Malones is closed temporarily while we recruit a new licensee to take the business forward.

“During the closure period we will be refreshing the pub’s interior, and look forward to introducing the new licensee behind the bar to the community soon.”