A PUB company is seeking a new licensee to take over a popular Otley inn.

Star Pubs and Bars have put a ‘for lease’ sign up outside The Junction Inn, on Bondgate. The company’s website listing - at www.starpubs.co.uk - for the pub says: “The Junction Inn enjoys a strong fully wet-led trade, appealing to both locals and tourists and is known for its extensive well-kept cask offer.

“We are looking for a welcoming operator who can be the ‘face of the pub’, build on the established business and bring fresh ideas to help drive trade in this cosy, dog friendly pub.”

A spokesperson for Star Pubs & Bars added: “The licensee of The Junction Inn has decided to retire at the end of October after 15 years behind the bar.

“As a result, we are looking for a new licensee to take the pub forward. We want to keep the pub open so are arranging for it to be run under temporary management until a new operator takes on the lease.”