A TROWBRIDGE pub has launched a search for the UK’s first ever Pub-licist and is encouraging locals to apply for the job – which will include drinking beer and catching up with friends.

The Longs Arms Hungry Horse pub at Yarnbrook is advertising the dream job for pub goers and calling for a local spokesperson to represent the pub company in return for a £500 salary.

As well as drinking on the job, the Pub-licist will also be faced with responsibilities that will include tucking into pies, lasagne, and fish and chips.

He, or she, will also be invited to attend entertainment events at the local pub, on top of playing the odd game of darts, karaoke or taking part in the pub quiz.

Claire Johnson, 39, general manager at the Longs Arms, who runs the pub with her mum Julie, 59, and youngster sister Chloe, 23, said: “Nothing beats the atmosphere and comradery of a local pub. 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 community.

“So, if you fancy taking part in a pub quiz, sipping on a cold beer or tucking into traditional pub classics – 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 Trowbridge.”

The Pub-licist will be required to make a number of visits to their local, in order to provide feedback and recommendations to help make their pub the best in the country.

Each task must be reviewed thoroughly and feedback provided to management, to help the pub stay ahead of competitors and retain its role as the hub of the community.

The winning candidate should know their cask beer from their craft, be a pro at pub quizzes and have a taste for the finest pub grub.

Interested applicants should visit hungryhorse.co.uk/publicist beforeTuesday, November 13 explaining why they’ve got what it takes to be Hungry Horse’s first Pub-licist.