Story by Guzzling Gav at The Press.
The pub that never changes is about to change.
It won’t be anything drastic, but it’s a landmark moment nonetheless.
The Blue Bell, that cherished, timeless Edwardian gem in Fossgate in York, is about to change hands for the first time in 15 years and only the sixth time in 112.
Jim Hardie, licensee since autumn 2000, has moved on. On Monday, there will be a new name above the door: John Harry Pybus.
John has been managing the pub for a few weeks, following Jim’s move to the Via Vecchia bakery in Shambles, but has had to wait for the legalities and paperwork to be completed before he can call himself the licensee.
Now though, the waiting is over and he can get to work.
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