Two York pubs have closed – and a search is underway to find new people to run them.
The Deramore Arms in Heslington is shut.
Popular both with locals and University of York students, the Deramore has not only closed but its website and Facebook pages have both been taken down.
It was closed earlier this year and then reopened for a few months before being shut again.
The pub is owned by Greene King, and is one of their tenanted pubs – it’s let out to an independent pub operator.
A spokesperson said: “The Deramore is temporarily closed whilst we seek a new partner to take over the running of the business.
“We look forward to reopening this great community pub in due course.”
Greene King is advertising for people to take over the running of the pub.
It describes the Deramore as “a predominantly wet lead pub trading at a 60/40 split in favour of drink, but does have a strong food offer.
“The Deramore is an important asset to this affluent village, which now a part of the city of York and is just a stones throw from the main university campus.
“As you might expect, the pub is popular with local residents and students and it is critical that the new operator is able to balance both completely different customer bases.”
The weekly rent is £548, the entry cost £13,400, the forecast turnover £372,671 and the forecasted operator profit £28,704.
‘Best pub ever’
Another Greene King pub in a similar position is The Knavesmire on Albemarle Road, close to York Racecourse.
Previously run by Lyndsey and Stuart Weston, they posted a goodbye message on the pub’s Facebook page on 22 October saying: “This has been the BEST pub we have honestly ever run.
“We shall miss this big old boy and everyone who has drank in him. We have memories which will stay in our hearts forever.
“We wish all the best to the new tenants in The Knavesmire, if they have even half the fun we have had they will absolutely love it.”
They have gone on to run the Inn On The Green in Acomb.
Greene King describes The Knavesmire as “a large predominately wet led community pub, situated close to the Racecourse and Knavesmire.
“This pub offers the chance to develop the existing business and take it to new heights, building upon the wet trade and introduce more food to the pub, whilst engaging with the community to encourage groups use and activity.”
The Knavesmire has a weekly rent of £600, entry costs of £18,400, a forecast turnover of £483,086, and a forecast operator profit of £34,128.
You can read more and apply here.