Wigan pub wants someone for 'dream job'

Fancy being a pub-licist
Fancy being a pub-licist

A Wigan watering hole has launched a search for someone to take on what is surely any pub fan’s dream job.

The Mount in Orrell, run by the Hungry Horse chain, wants a local resident to be the first official spokesperson and representative for the popular boozer.

Calling the role a pub-licist (get it?), the lucky employee will actually get paid for onerous tasks including sampling the beer and taking part in the quiz at the Orrell Road venue.

Additional responsibilities in return for the £500 salary include attending some of The Mount’s entertainment events, watching the sports coverage on the pub’s TVs and taking part in the odd game of darts, pool and snooker.

The Mount’s general manager David Fowler said: “Nothing beats the atmosphere and comradery of a local pub – and it really is the guests who make it such a great place to be.

“We’re searching for a pub fanatic who just loves a trip to their local, to become our first ever pub-licist and help us to become the best pub the country.

“So, if you fancy taking part in a pub quiz, sipping on a cold beer or watching the big game – all while getting paid to do so, then we want to hear from you. We’d love it if the UK’s first ever pub-licist was from Orrell!”

The pub-licist will be expected to sample the latest drinks behind the bar at the Orrell watering hole and will also have to make at least a set number of visits to their local.

They will also need to provide feedback and recommendations to help make the place a leading pub within the chain and the drinking scene.

Tasks will all need to be thoroughly reviewed and information provided to the management to help The Mount stay ahead of the competition.

Those who have created the role also want the pub-licist to have their finger on the local pulse to make sure the watering hole keeps its place as something of a local hub for the Orrell community.

Hungry Horse have set high standards for the new role and will be expecting a lot of their chosen candidate.

The person who eventually becomes the pub-licist will need to be an ale expert who knows their craft from their cask and their IPAs from their lagers.

They will also need to be a pro at pub quizzes and will need to prove they are a key player in local pub sports tournaments.

The application process is open now and runs until Tuesday November 13.

Hungry Horse is part of pub giant Greene King which has 2,900 venues nationwide.

To apply or find out more, visit hungryhorse.co.uk/publicist