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Pub landlady who set up OnlyFans to save boozer is forced to shut it down

Pub landlady who set up OnlyFans to save boozer is forced to shut it down

Lauren Beers was willing to do pretty much anything to keep her pub going - but says its just too expensive.

This pub landlady was willing to do pretty much anything to keep the lights on - including getting her kit off on OnlyFans.

Lauren Beers started selling racy pictures of herself to subscribers to try and save her beloved boozer last year.

The 32-year-old made the bold decision to sign up to the adult site in the hopes of raising funds to keep her business afloat.

She explained the Waggon and Horses in Huddersfield had been hit hard by the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills.

To ensure that she could continue welcoming punters, Lauren set up an OnlyFans flogging her X-rated content.

She was charging admirers £12 a month to get a glimpse of what was going on behind the bar, if you know what I mean.

The landlady said at the time: "I've only ever been really good at three things: pulling pints, necking pints and T*TS.

"So . . . I thought I'd combine a guy's (and lots of girls') favourite things.

"You subscribing could mean the survival of a Great British Boozer."

But despite her best efforts, Lauren announced it hasn't been enough to save her precious pub.

She explained she has been forced to shut the doors of the Waggon and Horses after a 'stressful' few weeks.

The landlady said she has been forced to close the pub due to increasing costs.

In an Instagram video, shared on her account @lauren_beers_official, she explained: "The fact of the matter is, I can no longer make my business work.

"It sucks, I'm gutted to say the least. My last day was Saturday and I sobbed my heart out all the way home."

Lauren said she had juggled part-time jobs while running the pub to try and increase her cash flow, as well as launching her 'spicy' online career.

She even brought out her own limited-edition beer, aptly named OnlyCans, in the hopes of bringing in some extra cash.

But it's no longer financially 'feasible' to keep the boozer open, Lauren said, especially as it's bills keep climbing by 'thousands'.

Lauren set up an OnlyFans page last year to earn more cash to put into the boozer.

The landlady revealed it's been costing around £30,000 a month to stay open, while it used to be around £12,000 cheaper.

Although Lauren is sad to have pulled her last pint, she added: "It is 100% the right decision at the end of the day."

The pub also shared a Facebook post explaining its closure, saying they hadn't 'taken a wage from the pub' since 2020.

Supporters of her watering hole said they were 'gutted' to hear that she has had to shut up shop.

One wrote: "Lauren, I'm devastated for you. You gave it your best shot. You can take pride in that."

Another added: "So sorry to hear this. Can't say you didn't give it everything. Wishing you all the best for the future."

And a third added: "Only bricks and mortar, you'll succeed whatever you do."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook / Lauren Beers

Topics: Cost of Living, OnlyFans, Pubs, UK News, Money