THE Dolphin Pub in Whitby is expected to be re-opening within the next few weeks.
A new management team has been put in place and is in the process of recruiting staff.
Liz Besford has taken on the short term tenancy on behalf of Punch which owns the pub.
It closed down in September and staff were given just days notice. Since then the building has been cleared out and undergone partial renovation but the Gazette understands there will be a full refurbishment maybe next year with “substantial investment.”
Liz added: “It will be open in the next few weeks. I can’t say much more, it is very much up in the air. We have got meetings with Punch all the time.
“We are taking a short term tenancy for a few months while they decide what to do about refurbishing it. At the moment they have got it ready to re-open.”