UPSET regulars are drowning their sorrows after learning The Wheatsheaf pub in Fulham Road is to close.
The popular pub will shut its doors later this month after brewery Greene King sold the site, near the junction of Parsons Green Lane.
Customer David Kenlock said: "Staff and customers are shellshocked. I've been a member of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) for 25 years and don't think most of the pubs in the area work particularly well, but The Wheatsheaf is not one of those.
"It is a fantastic pub and always has a great atmosphere with a loyal band of customers. It's a real shame."
The pub has been used for functions by Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Club for the past six years as it doesn't have a club house, and players also expressed their disappointment.
Player Josh Pettitt said: "It's a bit of a shame."
Mr Kenlock said he believed the brewery put the pub, which he said has been run by the current licensee for about three years, up for sale about three months ago. As yet a planning application has not been submitted to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for the building's future use but it is understood it has been sold to a property developer and will close on May 20.
A spokeswoman for Greene King said: "We can confirm the Wheatsheaf in Fulham is in the process of being sold and is expected to close for business towards the end of the month. Following an extensive property review it was felt that the pub did not fit into our long-term plans. At this stage we are unable to confirm future plans for the pub."