50 want to take over pop­u­lar town pub

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

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

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