Community pub seeks bistro operator

THE team behind a community-owned pub in the Scottish Borders is looking for an operator for a new café bistro it is developing on the site.

The Crook Inn closed its doors in 2006 and was acquired by the Tweedsmuir Community Company in 2013, with the purpose of bringing the premises back to life. The café bistro is part of the first phase of redevelopment, having secured funding from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

The community company has said that it envisages the Wee Crook venue, which is adjacent to the main Crook Inn building, to operate as a café during the day and a bistro in the evening. It will cater for 40 covers, serving freshly-prepared food and a with a licence to sell alcohol. It is hoped that the Wee Crook will open for business in spring 2022.

The community company is welcoming proposals on how the business could be operated by the end of the month. Interested parties can contact the group at