The return of a landmark pub in South Tyneside has been welcomed by Gazette readers.
Today, the Gazette revealed that well-known pub landlord Norman Scott will be re-opening The Robin Hood, in Jarrow, next month.
Mr Scott ran the watering hole, in Roman Road, before it was closed last year when owner Jess McConnell’s business, Jarrow Brewery Limited, went into administration.
The pub, off the A194 Leam Lane road, will open its doors once more on Friday, August 26 under its new name, The Robin, following a complete refurbishment.
Mr Scott said the pub will have a heavy focus on food and music, as well as a traditional family atmosphere with an outdoor play area for children.
On the Gazette’s website, a user named Jarralad76 was pleased to hear the news and had some advice.
He said: “Plenty of passing trade due to everyone diverting to avoid sitting in the queues up to Lindisfarne Roundabout, get the advertising out big style.”
Readers also shared their views on Facebook.
Peter Murray Snr said: “Good on you, have fond memories of The Robin.”
Heidi Craik added: “Get things for kids to do and I’ll pop in more with the kids.”
Mr Scott said: “I’m taking The Robin back on because I’ve been in the pub game for 30 years and, since it shut down, people have been asking me about bringing it back.”
He is also looking for staff to work behind the bar and in the kitchen.
Anyone interested in applying for a job can drop a CV off at the pub at any time, and can also attend a recruitment day on Thursday, August 4, from 11am.