The Blackamoor on Finkle Street Selby, North Yorkshire was a thriving town centre pub until the late 90's and into the early 2000's. Unfortunately the property changed hands between several pub property investment companies and eventually ended up under the tenancy of a series of landlords who allowed it's rapid and dramatic decline in both reputation and turnover. The Blackamoor closed it's doors late in 2015 and the property itself was put on the market by Punch Taverns, who owned it at the time.
Under other circumstances that might well have been the end of the story, with the property laying empty for years or converted for use as some other type of retail premises. But under a partnership between Mr. Campy of Campys Haulage of Selby (http://www.campeysofselby.co.uk) and Stewart Stephenson of PCS Leisure ( http://www.pcsleisure.co.uk ) The Blackamoor will undergo a complete refit over the next few months, but initially after a deep clean it is scheduled to reopen on Thursday 24th March 2016. In the following months planning permission will be sought for major structural alterations, including a multi-level outdoor area, the separation of what was previously a retail premises to the left of the main frontage, relocation of the island bar and the conversion of the numerous upstairs rooms into accommodation. By combining their joint experience this partnership will benefit not only the public house, but also the public of the area as a whole. The Blackamoor used to offer a warm relaxed welcome during the daytime and was a thriving nightlife venue in the evenings. Both of which will be the case again in the very near future with development plans already well advanced.
In these times of decline in the industry it is refreshing to see public houses which have been closed attracting inward investment and re-opening with a new least of life. We wish everybody concerned every success for the future.
6-8 Finkle St, Selby North Yorkshire. YO8 4DS