A pub landlord has been fined and served a prohibition order after breaching coronavirus regulations eight times since March.
Leicestershire Police issued several warnings to The Boot Inn in Ibstock after “regular activity” at the pub.
During a raid three drinkers were found hiding in the cellar, and were issued with fixed penalty notices.
The local council said disregarding the prohibition order could lead to the loss of the landlord’s alcohol licence.
Ignoring the order could also lead to criminal charges.
North West Leicestershire District Council said the prohibition order was thought to be the first one issued in the county.
Councillor Andrew Woodman said the landlord had shown “a continued disregard” for the wellbeing of residents and the NHS.
The order was issued after several warnings were made to the landlord about “regular activity at the premises in recent weeks”.
The landlord could not be reached for comment.
Pubs and restaurants were ordered to shut on 20 March, as part of the UK’s attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.
In Sheffield, two pubs have been served prohibition notices.