The pub didn’t open on Sunday for the first time in four years and from February 24 patrons will not be allowed entry after 4pm on Sunday.

“Due to a recent increase in crime on Sunday evenings, and following conversations with Hammersmith Police, we will not be opening for the next two Sundays,” the Walkabout said in a statement late last week.

“Following this, we will open as usual at midday on a Sunday from February 24th, but will stop new entries at 4pm, ensuring that all genuine sports fans are able to join us for all live Sunday afternoon sport.

“This only affects Sunday evenings and we will open our usual hours every other day of the week.

“We’re very sorry for any disappointment this may cause but customer safety is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s important that we work together with the police to help reduce crime.”