A mid Suffolk restaurant is closing its doors only four months after opening. 

The Shack in Stowmarket's Station Road opened its doors for the first time in July but has announced it will be closing at the end of October.

Owner Marc Rogers said: "Unfortunately The Shack is closing due to lack of footfall, expensive overheads and restrictions on the type of food we were allowed to serve".

East Anglian Daily Times: Marc Rogers is the owner of The Shack StowmarketMarc Rogers is the owner of The Shack Stowmarket (Image: The Shack Stowmarket)

"I've been thrilled by the response from people that have been in to dine with us and their great feedback. Sometimes you need to know when to walk away."

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The Shack offered diners milkshakes, sundaes and burgers, as well as breakfast items like waffles and full English breakfasts.

Mr Rogers previously owned The Angel in Needham Market, which was open for four years before closing due to the landlord wanting the space back. 

Despite the closure, Mr Rogers will be launching pop-up tapas nights at Needham Market community centre. 

"Since closing The Angel in February I've been inundated with messages and calls asking that we come back to Needham Market," said Mr Rogers.

"I'm determined to fulfil everyone's wishes and return, so watch this space."

The first pop-up in Needham Market will take place on November 25.