POPULAR Northwich bistro The Boat Yard is to be put up for sale, its owners have announced. 

The family-run eatery in Manchester Road opened almost two years ago and has gained a top reputation in the short time it has been open. 

Today, the owners announced on social media that they are putting the bistro on the market due to family commitments.

The announcement states: "It's with a very heavy heart that we have took the decision to put our little bistro up for sale. It's been a very hard decision but one that we needed to make due to family commitments.

"We would like to stress that we will continue to operate in the manner we have done over the last 20 months and will offer our best service and food possible.

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"We would like to thank our very loyal customers and hope you will continue to dine with us until a suitable operater is found.

"All genuine enquiries welcome, vultures not welcome, please respect this hasn't been easy."