Jolly sailors are laughing again

Three Jolly Sailors pub in Burniston.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112442j
Three Jolly Sailors pub in Burniston. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112442j
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A SCARBOROUGH pub which shut without explanation is set to re-open within weeks.

The Three Jolly Sailors, in High Street, Burniston, closed around three weeks ago and has not re-opened since.

A spokesperson for Enterprise Inns, who own the premises, said yesterday: “It is only a temporary closure.

“Our intention is that the pub will re-open as soon as possible.”

It is understood that new landlords will be installed in the premises when it open its doors once again.

Kath Duffy, landlady at the Newcastle Packet in Sandside and chairman of the Scarborough Licensed Victuallers Association, welcomed the news.

She said: “We need as many pubs open as possible. People need the choice to go where they want and there aren’t many pubs up there. It’s good news for the community.

“If pubs just keep on shutting down people will think it’s a waste of time. We need to keep people in the habit of going out.”

She added that pubs in Scarborough are continuing to struggle, given the high rents and beer charges from breweries and the cheap prices of beer in supermarkets.

“I’ve got to charge £2.80 for a pint of John Smiths but people can get loads of cans for that,” she said.

“We just can’t compete. The Government needs to do something about them selling beer at a loss.”