THE Botanist in King Street will be closing early on Sunday to allow staff to get behind England in the Euro 2020 final.

Following the tense semi final against Denmark on Wednesday, the chain's operations director Matt Bamber instructed all venues not screening the game to down tools on Sunday.

Guests can enjoy The Botanist’s botanical cocktails and hanging kebabs while they countdown to kick-off with a last booking of 5.30pm that day, but after the 'final whistle' at 7.30pm staff will head home to watch the on-the-pitch heroics.

The Botanist – which in recent years has been named in the UK’s best places to work three times – is keen to give something back to staff who have worked incredibly hard in the 18 months.

Matt Bamber, operations director for New World Trading Company which owns The Botanist, said: “Gareth Southgate has shown us all the value of teamwork in the past few weeks – and how every squad member is vital to being successful.

"That is why we are announcing we’ll be closing early on Sunday to allow as many of our staff as possible to watch the game.

"We still have a handful of sell-out sites showing the game – we don’t want to be a jinx for any superstitious fans who’ve visited us for every game.

"We’re incredibly grateful to those staff that remain committed to working in this final game.”