Reet Ale Pubs, the Sheffield-based operator, has closed its three pubs and is rumoured to have sold its Blue Bee Brewery.

According to the Sheffield Star, The Closed Shop in Crookesmoor, The Punchbowl in Crookes and The Three Tuns in the city centre have all ceased trading.

The paper reported that The Reet Ale Pubs website was down and director Andrew Stephens did not respond to a request for comment. The company previously ran The Rutland Arms in the city centre, but sold it to Chris Bamford and Kate Major last month.

The paper reported that the Blue Bee Brewery has also been sold, although Stephens remains registered as a director on Companies House.