THE Kings Arms pub - one of the best known pubs in York - has reopened.

The Press reported earlier this month that the pub, which is owned by Sam Smiths Brewery, had temporarily closed after a notice appeared in the window saying: “Live-in management couple wanted to run this public house. Full training will be given.”

At the time when asked if the pub was expected to reopen soon, a spokesperson for the brewery said he “hoped so” but then added “no comment”.

However, the pub was back open to punters on Good Friday, and over the Easter weekend where drinkers could be seen enjoying the good weather seated on the cobbles outside by the river Ouse.

The Press contacted the brewery for a comment but did not receive a response.

Elsewhere, the Blacksmith Arms, which is also owned by Sam Smiths brewery, has closed for now.

A notice has been placed in the pub window, which can be seen from the A19 out of York on Shipton Road, Skelton.

It says: “ “Live-in management couple wanted to run this public house. For details call 07771555354.”

Sam Smith’s has also placed an advert online which asks for a “live-in joint management couple to run very busy small historic pub with open fires and trade kitchen on the riverside in York”.

It goes on to say: “£1,000 fidelity bond essential. Benefits: Salaried position. Rent + utilities bills will be paid for.

“No commute to work. Full training available.”

The Press also contacted Sam Smiths to confirm that the pub had temporarily closed but received no response.