AROUND 40 jobs will be created with the opening of a new bar/restaurant in Inverclyde.

The Waterwheel, which is being built by Marston's Inns and Taverns, is due to open on Monday May 26.

All of the senior staff are in place, and the next phase of recruitment is under way. All of the posts will be posted in local Job Centres and the recruitment phone numbers will be on the pub website.

Nigel Whitfield, from Marston's Inns and Taverns, said: "We're extremely excited about the Waterwheel and hope it will build a great reputation locally with top quality, value for money pub food and an unrivalled selection of drinks, including cask ales from across the country."