A takeaway will close its doors for good this weekend due to the cost of living crisis.

Smokey Oaks BBQ in Bicester has been open for two years but the current increased pressure on cost has become "too much for us to keep the doors open".

The takeaway restaurant, based on Hart Place, will continue to operate at private events and are open for bookings.

Its final days in business will be Friday (February 24) and Saturday (February 25) where they will offer customers a 30 per cent discount on orders.

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A spokesperson for the takeaway said the decision came with "great sadness". 

An online statement continued: "The current situation with cost of living has impacted the business too much for us to keep the doors open.

"We are still going to operate all private events, weddings, markets, garden parties, etc, so please do message us if you have an event you'd like some smokey meaty goodness!!

"We would personally like to thank each and every one of our customers who have helped support the business for the last two years, it's been a pleasure."

Customers of the BBQ takeaway took to social media to share their disappointment.

Ramona Donnelly wrote: "Ohh noo!! Ryan and team, so sad you guys are forced to close!

"Your food is super amazing, we will definitely miss it! I hope we can still find you in the market!"

Lynne Cumming said: "I'm sorry, your food is amazing and it's such a shame the current situation is making it impossible for you to operate."

Jessica Daly added: "I am so sad to hear there. Had some great meals from you. I hope you’ll make a comeback."