FOOD won't be served at the Old Inn for the foreseeable future as the Craft Kitchen departs just days after moving in.

The Press told you recently that March 29 marked the end of an era at the popular Dunfermline pub.

Andy Yates said farewell after years of making the Old Inn the place to go in the town for a gourmet burger.

Calum Miller, owner, announced that Steve Sharp from the Craft Kitchen was set to take his place, bringing his "exciting street food concept" to Kirkgate.

However, despite a popular soft launch last weekend, the pub announced last night (Thursday), that the move didn't go according to plan.

A statement on their Facebook page said: "Unfortunately, our Craft Kitchen has not went to plan and we will need to shut the kitchen for the foreseeable future.

"Please bear with us and we will be back soon serving food. Bar open as normal."

Steve said that he was disappointed by how things went and that he would be pursuing a new career.

He commented on the Craft Kitchen's Facebook page: "Unfortunately, it looks like I have bitten off a bit more than I can chew at the Old Inn.

"Their remit of a large menu with a big selection of dishes was not really a fit with my Craft Kitchen style, (which is more in the realm of one or two dishes - with hindsight I should not have agreed to do it), I did however enjoy feeding everyone over the last week, but things have come to a head with the system today and we will cease to trade, effective immediately. 

"I will also be hanging up the apron for good in pursuit of a new career, as commercial catering is clearly not for me. 

"Thanks to all my loyal customers who came down for support, and all the new ones who enjoyed the food we put out. 

"I have faith that Calum and the team will get something incredible up and running in no time, they are a group of people who are very passionate about food and I'm sorry it didn't work out."