A “livid“ pub landlord says he has spent 50,000 on a chalet for outside dining only to be told a week before opening it contravenes Covid-19 rules.
Jason Kalen, who runs The Marlborough in Wiltshire, fitted a bar, pizza oven and a TV in the wooden structure.
He said he followed Wiltshire Council's advice to comply with the regulations.
But it said government guidance had not changed and outdoor roofed structures had to have at least 50% of their walls open when in use, which his did not.
Mr Kalen said: “It's disgusting.