Lundy Island pub is looking for more staff… even though only 28 people live there

Owner of the only pub on UK’s remote Lundy Island is looking for more staff… even though only 28 people live there

  • The Marisco Tavern keeps its doors open 24 hours a day on Lundy
  • The island is 12 miles off the north Devon coast and is known for its puffins
  • Though it has 28 inhabitants, thousands flock every year for its serenity
  • The pub is the only island building lit after generators shut off for the night 

For any couples wanting a change of pace – and better odds on the pub quiz – this could be the job for you.

A patient duo are needed to run the only pub on a tiny remote island – with a population of just 28.

Lundy – an island 12 miles off the north Devon coast and known for its puffins – has advertised the opening for a ‘general assistant’ couple to work at the Marisco Tavern, which keeps its doors open 24 hours a day.

A patient duo are needed to run the Marisco Tavern (pictured), the only pub on a tiny remote island of Lundy

But though the island may only have 28 inhabitants, thousands flock each year to enjoy its serenity and seabirds – which is where the new assistants come in. 

More importantly, it is the only building on the island that is lit after generators shut off for the night. 

The jobs are permanent, live-in posts with accommodation and utilities supplied.    

The Landmark Trust, which runs Lundy Island, has posted a vacancy for a general assistant couple to work there and with the island’s housekeeping team.

The jobs are permanent, live-in positions on the island with accommodation and utilities supplied.

Lundy is an island with 28 inhabitants 12 miles off the north Devon coast and known for its puffins

Lundy is an island with 28 inhabitants 12 miles off the north Devon coast and known for its puffins

Applications close today with initial interviews taking place in Bideford, Devon, on Thursday, August 8.

This will be followed by a working interview on the island for any successful applicants.

The building was originally the village stores built during the 1860’s when the quarrying operation employed around 300 men. It rather conveniently also had a ‘Refreshment Room’.

After the demise of the quarries it continued its dual role as shop and pub.


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