Pubs closing NOW- in our time.

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uncle mick
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The Duncan is advertising for a manager
https://www.gumtree.com/p/bar-jobs/dunc ... 5402587059

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Sums up the place if the advert is ony on Gum Tree ;-)
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53 days since the vacancy was advertised.
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There is a pub called the Dyneley Arms at Pool in Wharfedale, near to Bramhope, on the Leeds to Otley road. It dates back to the early 1800’s. Decades ago (post war and afterwards), it was a great pub with good food, entertainment and dancing. It was on the Otley Road bus route from Leeds and was a very popular place to go at weekends. It has magnificent views over the Wharfe Valley and beyond towards Almscliffe Crag.

In 2002, there was a fire and the place was burnt down. It was empty for four years and was then rebuilt and extended, which must have cost millions of pounds. The pub re-opened a couple of years later, about 2008, and has struggled ever since and has had numerous managers. At the moment, it has been closed for several years and, I understand, the owners are unable to get anyone to manage it. The pub is a fine building on a busy crossroads but the site now appears to be derelict with metal railings surrounding the buildings and car parks.

I am surprised that the pub has not been made into a ‘motel type’ establishment, with accommodation, as it is only a couple of miles from Leeds/Bradford Airport and it would be ideal for travellers and air crew for overnight stays.

The pub is owned by Samuel Smith’s Brewery.

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