A SPORTS bar has ceased trading in Darlington just four months after opening.

Cougars Sports Bar opened in May to occupy the site of the former Huckleberry’s Diner on the corner of Parkgate and St Cuthbert’s Way to offer live sport, music and entertainment.

However, the owners of Cougars confirmed on Monday that the bar would not re-open to customers and thanked those who had supported the venue.

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In a post to social media, a spokesman for Cougars Sports Bar said: “We’ve suspended trading pending relocation.

“As of today (Monday, September 11) we’re no longer operating in Darlington. We’d like to say thank you to all the regulars we've had during our short stay.”