A Bicester brewery is closing its doors after six years due to cost increases and "significant disruption over the past few years".

The Wriggly Monkey Brewery announced its closure his week and urged people to support independent businesses.

In a statement, the business said: "It is with immense sadness that we must call time on The Wriggly Monkey Brewery.

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"We would like to thank all of our customers, friends, and followers for the support over the last six years.

"It has been an incredible journey, with amazing highs, and our fair share of lows.

"Unfortunately, despite all the incredible efforts of our team, we cannot keep the pedal flat for any longer.

"The brewing industry and the wider hospitality sector has faced unprecedented cost increases and significant disruption over the last few years that have challenged the brewery’s viability going forwards.

"Times are tough out there, and the pubs, bottle shops, and small independent breweries really do need your support.

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"We all need to leave those beers in the aisle at the supermarket and call around the local breweries, pubs, and independent shops.

"Your support is key, and is always much appreciated by them all."

Staff thanked their customers for all the support over the years and said "it has meant so much".