A West Yorkshire pub and two others which opted to shut after coronavirus cases were identified among their drinkers on the weekend have come in for praise from the Health Secretary.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Matt Hancock heralded the trio's example as evidence that the test and trace system was working.

The Lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, the Fox and Hounds in Batley, Kirklees, and the Village Home in Gosport, Hampshire, reopened on what was dubbed "super Saturday" but have decided to close again after being notified of punters since testing positive for Covid-19.

Saturday marked the first time pubs, restaurants and cafes had been permitted to allow customers to eat and drink on the premises since March following the easing of lockdown restrictions for the hospitality sector in England.

Mr Hancock told MPs the pubs were "doing the right thing by their customers and by their communities".

"This is NHS Test and Trace working precisely as intended," he added.

"Three pubs shut so that others can be open."

Jess Green, landlady of The Lighthouse, said it had been "stressful" after being alerted to one of her regular's Covid-19 diagnosis.

She rang at least 90 people who had left their contact details during their visit on Saturday.

Ms Green told BBC Radio 4's World At One programme: "The main thing that was going through our heads was we had to make sure everyone was safe, that we contacted every one of our customers.

"We took it upon ourselves, because obviously test and trace can do all that, but we took it upon ourselves to do it because we knew that we had done it before it got out there."

The publican said the ring-round took her all day on Monday.

When asked what the experience was like, she said: "Stressful - that's probably the only word I can use.

"But we've done it and we've done what we should have done."

The Fox and Hounds in Batley said it would be closed until further notice after receiving a call from a customer on Monday to say they had tested positive for coronavirus.

Posting on its Facebook page, it said all staff had since taken a test and added that the pub will be "fully deep cleaned and when safe to do so we will reopen our doors".

The Village Home in Gosport said it had also "had a case of coronavirus in the pub", adding that "some of us are in isolation".

Its statement on Facebook said: "The pub is now shut but all being well will open again on Saturday. Anyone who was in the pub over the weekend there is no need to isolate unless you show symptoms or are contacted direct by the trace group. Thank you and hope to see you soon."

Downing Street said the closure of the pubs showed "just how seriously pubs and the public are taking their responsibilities to keep others safe".