50 want to take over popular town pub
FIFTY applicants are battling it out to become the new landlord at Conwy’s most iconic pub.
Last month the Liverpool Arms on Conwy’s quayside closed suddenly when it was shut down by its parent company Enterprise Inn.
The firm went to court to evict licensee Clare Roberts (née Pritchard) and partner Jon Paul Roberts, who had run the pub for 18 years.
Residents have complained that the pub has looked a sorry sight since it shut and say the quayside has also become visibly quieter.
Matt Croft Enterprise Inns regional manager said: “I can confirm interviews have had to be extended into four days, as there are 50 applicants.
“It is very unusual as we hadn’t even advertised the pub, people have just heard through the grapevine.
“We are taking our time to find the right applicant, somebody who is local and understands the local community and cares about the area.
“We are spending about £50,000 on refurbishing the pub, and I’m pleased to say we are putting in new toilets.
“Also, over the next three to six months we are looking to open the first floor which would really increase the floor space.”
The pub is due to reopen in August.
Liverpool Arms, Conwy