Truffles Bakery has announced it will be shutting its Burgess Hill store.

This comes weeks after the business was featured on Channel 4’s Running The Shop programme, where staff took over the bakery for three weeks.

The store, located in Martlets shopping centre, confirmed on Twitter that it would not be renewing the lease on the shop, and would shut on 19 September.

It said: “Unfortunately our lease has come to an end and, with future plans for the Martlets, it’s not viable.

“We really value our loyal customers and we do have a store a few miles away in Hurstpierpoint.”

Heather Craghill said on the Facebook page of Burgess Hill Uncovered (BHU): “No more Truffles’ incomparable spiced buns, cheese straws or Danish pastries! One less reason to visit Burgess Hill.”

The Channel 4 show was hosted by Hilary Devey, who persuaded bosses to leave their business for three weeks and let the staff run the shop to inject change.

The news comes after the Burgess Hill branch of Forfars bakery also closed this month.

Emma Banks, customer services at the bakery, told BHU: “I can confirm the Burgess Hill store will be closing after close of business on Saturday 4 July, meaning your closest store will be in Hurstpierpoint.” 

British Baker has approached Truffles, but nobody was available to comment.