Many patrons of a popular Toms River restaurant were surprised earlier this week by an unexpected closure announcement.

Pub 1850 in Silverton posted to their Facebook page that they will close as of this past Wednesday, April 27th.

Of course the 1850 Hooper Ave address is the former site of Mulligans, and became Pub 1850 two years ago.

In the posting, the restaurant teased, "We hope you patronize the new establishment coming!"

As of right now, there aren't any public details on what will be taking up residence at the prime piece of Ocean County real estate, but we'll keep you updated as more details emerge.

Here's the full post from Pub 1850's official Facebook:

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