The Royal on Market street in Woodhouse village has recently been listed for lease with reasons currently unknown as owners have remained tight-lipped about the plans due to ongoing negotiations.
It is believed that the current leaseholders are due to step down from the business on December 8, and advertisements are already in place for a new publican.
Pauline Boswell, who has been the landlady at the pub for 27 years, is a well-known member of the community and has received plenty of well wishes from loyal customers.
Elaine Connell said on Facebook: “I will miss Pauline and the way she runs this pub. One of the few places I feel safe, and always lovely bar staff. Good luck Pauline in your next chapter x.”
Sam Simpson said: “It's a sad day for Woodhouse I've been going in the Royal for nearly 50 years, and Pauline has been a fantastic landlady good luck to her and Darren for the future.”
Lesley Carrot Marples said: “Aww blimey I worked for Pauline when she first had The Royal long time ago Na, could be about 26 years fantastic Landlady with much respect of her punters and staff my son Andrew also worked for her with his first job Glass collecting I presume u retiring Pauline Good Luck xx.”
Suitors for the pub must be local and have prior experience of running a similar establishment.
For more information about the publican opportunity, click here.