We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the current situation regarding the closure of the Friar’s Head at Akebar.

Eighteen months ago ‘Akebar Park Leisure Ltd’ leased the then thriving Friar’s Head at Akebar to ‘My Staff Direct Limited’, a private operator, operating The Friar’s Head as a business completely independent to Akebar Park Leisure Ltd. We did this to enable us to spend more time on the core business of the holiday park.

On Thursday the 8th of September 2022, the tenants of the Friar’s Head left without notice or warning, abandoning the property and we understand they have left their staff, their suppliers and Akebar Park unpaid. As yet, we have not been able to clarify the intention of the tenants.

We very much empathise with the difficulties caused by the actions of the tenants, however these actions are completely out of our control –  we are also seeking recompense.

As we attempt to communicate with the tenants,  if we are able to offer any update, we will do so here.

In the meantime, we are looking at options available to get the Friar’s Head back up and running.