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Village pub reopens but without alcohol
A VILLAGE pub has reopened – but without the beer on tap.
The Moors Inn at Appleton-le-Moors is being run again by the Frank family, who own the pub, but are unable to serve alcohol for a month due to a hitch with the licence.
Janet Frank, who is a Ryedale district councillor, said they had bought the Moors Inn in 1999 but it had been leased to a tenant since 2009.
However, because the premise’s licence has not been signed over, the pub had to apply for a new one, which takes 28 days.
Mrs Frank said: “We will be selling non-alcoholic drinks only. However, customers are welcome to bring their own alcohol, until the licensing hitch can be sorted. The pub will be open every day, serving home-cooked lunches and evening meals, and offering B&B accommodation.”
Mrs Frank said they felt it was important for the Moors Inn to stay open for the sake of the staff and they had employed a new deputy manager Adam Kendall, who would take on the day-to-day running of the pub.
She said: “The existing staff are all keeping their jobs, including bar manager Guy Richardson and cook Dawn Burton. This is one reason why I am opening without a licence, as I didn’t want them to be without work for a month before re-launching the pub. Various theme nights are planned once the pub gets its licence, including an opening night on May 18 to celebrate.”