Search for staff as new pub providing 40 jobs nears opening date

Dalton's Park Dancing Betty pub
Dalton's Park Dancing Betty pub
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Chefs can get their teeth into a meaty new job as a pub begins to recruit staff to run its latest bar.

The Dancing Betty is being built by Marston’s Inns and Taverns at Dalton Park and is scheduled to open next month, with 40 roles being created by the launch of the business.

Construction is under way at Dalton's Park Dancing Betty pub.

Construction is under way at Dalton's Park Dancing Betty pub.

Up to 180 diners will be seated at tables at any one time, with roasts to be served up alongside unlimited seasonal vegetables and an extensive menu of other dishes.

The chain says its name is inspired by local history, taking its name from a vertical tensioning device for a haulage rope used during the mining era, with the pub on the site of the former Murton Colliery.

Helen Weddle, area operations manager for the company, said: “We’re extremely excited about the Dancing Betty and hope when opened it will build a great reputation locally.”

The next phase of recruitment has begun, with chefs, a kitchen manager and workers, bar and waiting staff and a cleaner still to join the team.

We’re extremely excited about the Dancing Betty and hope when opened it will build a great reputation locally.

Helen Weddle

The new jobs are a mix of full and part-time jobs and all those who join its ranks will complete a training programme, with apprenticeships and NVQs available, as well as the chance to further their career through its supervisory and chef programmes.

Helen added: “This is an exciting time for the pub and we believe that the Dancing Betty will be a hub for the community that will not only offer great food and drink, but also excellent value for money and fantastic customer service.”

The pub is part of the £45million expansion of the shopping outlet, which has also seen a Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s, Pizza Express, KFC and Prezzo added to the park.

Planning permission was also granted for a hotel, while a supermarket store leased by Morrisons remains empty.