Ed Sheeran has ''laid down the law'' and is keeping his pub private.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker had a pub built on his house in Suffolk, England and whilst it was initially expected the private boozer would be a ''free-for-all'', Ed has decided to keep it just for his family and friends to use only when he's in town.

A source told the New York Daily News' Confidential column: ''When it was announced Ed was building a pub in his home, everyone from his old school and pub, drinking friends, thought that it would be a free-for-all.

''Ed has been really generous when he returned home in the past, often buying rounds for the pub. However, while many in the local community thought that Ed would throw open his doors on his return and party it up, that is not the case. He has laid down the law that it will be close friends only, and only open when he is back in town.''

It comes after Ed insisted he isn't bothered about being the ''coolest musician''.

He explained: ''I love it. The reason I make music is to get it to as many people as possible, so, like, having all ages, shapes, and sizes, a gig is great.

''I often meet kids at the meet and greet that are, like, six and have just started playing guitar because they like 'Castle on the Hill' or something. I feel like that's why we make music. I might not be the coolest musician in the world but they enjoy it, and I enjoy it.''