HOPES have been raised that eight long-closed village pubs near York can finally be reopened.
Samuel Smith’s Brewery advertises on Gumtree for managers to run a variety of pubs in the area, some of them in idyllic settings near village ponds and vegetables.
Some have been closed since long before the first lock.
The pubs in need of managers include the Rose and Crown and the Agar Weapons, near the ponds at Askham Richard and Warthill respectively.
* The Shoulder of a Lamb, at the green at Appleton Roebuck.
* The Tankard Inn at Rufforth.
* The Sun Inn at Long Marston.
* The Crown Inn at Bolton Percy.
* The Roe Deer Inn at Appleton Roebuck.
The brewery is also looking for managers for the Buckles Inn, a 1940s pub along with the A64 at Askham Richard, the Blacksmith Arms at Skelton and the Castle Inn at Sheriff Hutton.
However, a similar attempt to find managers last year did not result in a reopening of many pubs.
The brewery searches live in joint management pairs and says “£ 1,000 loyalty” is essential for every job.
The deadline for applications is November 22nd.