Owner of Jennyfields pub says it’s ‘working hard’ to find new landlord
Last updated Jan 12, 2024
The Stone Beck

The company that owns the Stone Beck pub, in the Jennyfields area of Harrogate, has said it is “working hard” to find a new landlord to re-open the site.

A spokesperson for Punch Pubs, which owns tenanted and leased pubs across the country, today revealed the news to the Stray Ferret after we enquired about the future of the pub.

They said:

“We have spoken to the operations manager, who has advised he is currently working hard alongside the Punch recruitment team to appoint a new operator for the business.

“Please be assured our team will continue to search for a suitable applicant and we hope to be welcoming the local community back to the Stone Beck soon.”

The Stone Beck was forced to close in August last year when North Yorkshire Police revealed it did not have a designated premises supervisor, which it said was a legal pre-requisite for alcohol to be sold.

Although the Punch Pubs spokesperson said it was searching for a new candidate, they added the firm is “unable to put a timeframe” on the re-opening of the pub at this stage.

Several retail units on the Jennyfield Drive site are also closed. Last month the Stray Ferret reported on the impending closure of the Boots pharmacy inside the Co-op, as well as residents’ concerns over the future of retail in the area.

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