THE occupiers of a Dales pub have been handed an eviction notice from the county court to quit the premises.

The notice from Lancaster County Court is addressed to Douglas Traynor and all other occupiers of the Punch Bowl Hotel, in Low Bentham. It states the eviction will take place on November 23.

Traynor, 73, was handed a closure notice for the premises in July last year by Harrogate Magistrates' Court after the former Craven District Council took him to court because alcohol was being served without a licence.

The eviction notice states all occupiers of the pub have to be off the premises and land by 11am.