A POPULAR community pub in a village near Worcester is due to reopen in August, creating up to 40 roles within its team.
The Crown Inn, in Hallow, has been closed since Christmas and will open in August under new management after an internal renovation has been carried out.
New general manager, Marc Eeley said the Crown Inn would remain the community local it had always been, and he was looking forward to welcoming guests back to the pub.
He said a key priority now was to recruit staff and encouraged anyone interested in applying for a role to get in touch.
Marc said: “The Crown Inn is a wonderful pub at the heart of the village, and I want to reassure everyone that it will stay the same friendly, community pub which made it such a success in the past.
“There are no immediate plans to extend the pub – the previous planning application has been withdrawn – and the opening hours will stay the same as under the previous management.
“What we are doing is freshening up the internal décor and are looking at some improvements to the beer garden, but our main priority is recruiting staff ready to reopen the pub in August.
“As well as seasoned hospitality professionals, we would also welcome applications from people who may never have worked in the trade before but have the right personality for the job.
“We can train the necessary skills, it’s all about being friendly and having that warm personality to really make our guests feel welcome when they visit the pub.”
Potential applicants can e-mail Marc directly at MarcEeley.GM@greeneking.co.uk.
The Crown Inn has been owned by Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, for many years, and is now part of its Chef & Brewer collection of country pubs, serving fresh home-cooked food and a range of cask ales and wines.