THE Pitcher & Piano bar in Chester will close next month, The Standard has learnt.

A manager at the venue on St John Street confirmed today that it will close its doors on March 17.

A total of 20 staff members stand to lose their jobs.

The manager would not elaborate on the reasons behind the closure and no further details are known at present.

Pitcher & Piano currently has 18 venues across the country, including Derby, York and Swansea.