A POPULAR takeaway in Castle has closed its doors and will be taken over by a new food chain in the near future.

British Raj Indian Takeaway, which has been located on Chester Road for more than a decade, announced the closure on its Facebook page.

The eatery, which boasted a four-star food hygiene rating, is sure to be missed by its loyal customers.

The post on the takeaway’s Facebook page reads: “Unfortunately, we are now closed until further notice.

“We would just like to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us in this difficult and challenging time.

“Over the last two weeks, we have been trying our upmost to provide the best service we can under such strange circumstances.

“We have to consider the safety of our staff and customers, and therefore we have decided to close until further notice.

“Thank you and keep safe.”

A further Facebook post by owners adds: “British Raj is no longer trading and will be taken over by a new food chain.

“The website will take a few days to close, so please do not order anymore.

“In the meantime, the shop will be closed and will be under refurbishment.

“Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you soon again.”