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Hotels & restaurants re-opening in Yorkshire this month

Get the latest updates on the pubs, hotels and restaurants re-opening in Yorkshire. Plus which of our favourite dining destinations have announced their re-opening dates so far.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, hotels and restaurants in Yorkshire re-opening. UK PM Boris Johnson tells MPs that restaurants, pubs and hotels will reopen in England from 4 July with the two-metre social distancing rule reduced to one-metre plus.

UK hospitality, the trade industry body has said the move could increase many businesses capacity from 30 – 60% and could support the way for restaurants and hotels to re-open for guests in the third stage of lifting the lockdown.

Along with the recent announcement that the social distancing measures will be reduced, the government is expected to provide “covid-secure” safety direction for businesses reopening.

The government is also planning a new law making it easier for pubs, restaurants and cafes to serve people outside. This could mean every pub, bar and restaurant will be automatically entitled to serve alcohol for people to drink on the pavement and in the street. The new legislation will be introduced in parliament later this week.


Restaurant owners will be required to place strict limits on the number of people they allow in to ensure social distancing is observed. They will also be encouraged to use reservations to stagger bookings. A temporary record will now be kept of all customers for 21 days so those who visit can be contacted if there has been a localised outbreak of Covid-19.

Upon arrival, tables will be spaced widely apart, napkins and cutlery will be brought out with food. Laminated menus will be replaced with single-use, disposable menus and condiments will be served in sachets on request.

Plates will be cleared by staff wearing gloves at the very least and waiters will be asked to wash their hands each time they serve a different table. Contactless payment will be also be encouraged.

The government guidance states that people should only visit a restaurant in their household groups (or support bubbles), or with one other household, or with up to five other people outdoors. Further guidance coming soon.


Doormen will remind new arrivals that they must observe social distancing and receptionists will take a couple of steps back when guests check-in. Porters will still be able to carry bags to guests’ rooms but will have to leave them outside. Rather than taking the lift, people will be encouraged to use the stairs.

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No bar service will be allowed and establishments will have to offer table service. A one-way system may be implemented to reduce congestion, manage queues and minimise contact between customers.

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Some of our favourite Yorkshire restaurants & hotels who’ve announced their re-opening dates so far


East Riding of Yorkshire Restaurants Re-opening

Westwood Restaurant Beverley

The Westwood Restaurant – Beverley

“Our online bookings are open to book from Saturday 4th July 2020, please note, this is a tentative date until we have final instructions from the government. We can not wait to welcome you back, we are adhering to all social distancing rules and have your best interests and safety as a priority.”

The Old House – Hull

Located in the bustling old town district of Hull down the historical Scale Lane, The Old House is a quirky and full of character gastropub. Headed up by award-winning chef and entrepreneur Chris Harrison. Re-opening 4th July.

Tickton Grange Hotel – Beverley

“We are officially throwing our doors back open on the 11th of July! We can’t wait to welcome you safely in.”

North Yorkshire Restaurants Re-opening

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The Principal Hotel – York

“When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be ready to welcome you. Our hotel will reopen to the public on 6th July 2020The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our top priority, and we have implemented new hygiene procedures above and beyond our standard protocols, as well as social distancing measures, in line with government and public health advice”

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The Plough at Scalby – Scarborough

“We are very pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors on Saturday 4th July for drinks & Tapas and serving food from Sunday 5th. We’ve been busy behind the scenes preparing to welcome you back and we’ve put in place some new procedures to make sure we meet all the appropriate guidelines.

From Saturday 4th July a table reservation will be required if you wish to eat or drink with us, reservations will be given an allocated time slot and we ask politely to arrive and depart as advised. When you arrive you will be met at the entrance by a member of our team who will show you over to your table, you will then be waited on at your table for all food & drink orders. We also ask for all customers to pay contactless where possible. Booking available today via phone, email or online.

Thank you again for continuing to support us and we hope to see you all again very soon!”

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The Black Bull Inn –  Sedbergh

“We are now taking bookings! We’re hoping to open by the 9th of July, subject to government regulations and logistics. At the Black Bull, we are blessed with space, both inside and out and about.” Don’t miss our Black Bull Inn at Sedbergh Exclusive Staycation Offer – Save 31%

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Black Horse Inn Kirkby Fleetham

The Black Horse Inn – Kirkby Fleetham

“We are excited to announce that we will be reopening the hotel on 4th July. With our rural location and many North Yorkshire outdoor attractions, walks and bike trails locally you’ll have lots of space to explore.”

The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace – York

Breakfast through to dinner, the 1-AA-Rosette awarded Refectory Kitchen and Terrace focuses on the finest produce from God’s own Country. Re-opening from 13th July 2020.

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The Carpenters Arms – Thirsk

The Carpenters Arms is a North Yorkshire Inn, with 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms, set in the picturesque village of Felixkirk. Their menu showcases the best of local produce and classic British dining. Re-opening from 4th July.

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The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa – Helmsley

‘We are hoping to reopen our doors on Saturday 4th July to all our lovely guests.⁠ Over the next 3 weeks, we will be sharing our plans for reopening and making sure all our guests feel safe whilst staying, visiting our spa or enjoying an evening meal with us.” Don’t miss our exclusive Feversham Arms Spa Day Offer – Save 35%

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The Old House – York

“We’re excited to say that we’ll be welcoming you back from 4th July!! The restaurant & bar will initially be open Wednesday – Sunday and will be following new government guidance. We’ll also have an exciting new menu. Details on how to book coming shortly!”

Guy Fawkes Inn – York

“We are excited to announce that our hotel will be reopening on 18th July to all our customers. With so much on our doorstep to explore from walks and cycle tracks and acres of parkland within a few minutes walk, there is so much space to explore in York. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Guy Fawkes soon.”

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Goldsborough Hall – nr Harrogate

Goldsborough Hall is a privately-owned C17th country house and former Royal Residence, offering a unique 2-AA-Rosette award-winning dining experience, enhanced by an exquisite historic setting. The luxury hotel has announced they will re-open from the 1st August. Don’t miss our exclusive Goldsborough Hall Offers – Save up to 43%. 

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The Black Bull Inn Moulton – Richmond

The Black Bull Inn, famed for its seafood, has an exceptional a la carte menu of the highest quality, with innovative dishes and traditional classics, both utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients. Re-opening 4th July.

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The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate & Spa – Skipton

“We are delighted to announce that The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa will reopen from Monday 6 July 2020. Over the past few months, we have been busy behind the scenes ensuring that our buildings, gardens and grounds are lovingly maintained, undertaking an extensive refurbishment of one of our restaurants and creating a whole host of walks and picnic spots to enable you to really explore our enchanting estate!”

The West Park Hotel – Harrogate

The one AA Rosette award-winning West Park is a comfortable and stylish destination for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the heart of Harrogate, whether it be with friends, family or business colleagues. Re-opening from 4th July.

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The Grand – York

“We’re pleased to announce that we are opening our doors on the 4th of July and we can’t wait to welcome you back. We’re taking reservations now, so book your much-awaited escape today. Our restaurant and bars are also open and our team look forward to serving you again soon. We have introduced extra safety precautions based on government guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our guests and teams. Our Care Commitment can be found on our website.”

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The Copper Horse at Seamer – nr Scarborough

“Our doors will re-open from 11th July. Our team are working hard behind the scenes to prepare the restaurant for our reopening. Although things will run slightly different, we want to reassure you that our quality food, drink and service will remain the same. Table reservations will be essential, so if you’d like to drink or dine with us please give us a call to book your table. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back!”

Lamb & Lion York

Lamb and Lion Inn, York

“We are excited to announce that the hotel will be reopening on 4th July to all of our customers. Whilst staying with us why not enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in our secret beer garden with impressive views of The Minster? We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lamb & Lion soon.”

The Blue Lion at East Witton

“We are planning to reopen on July 29th, with Covid- 19 guidelines being followed. Accommodation can be booked through our website as usual. For any enquiries reception will be manned Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm from July 6th, until we reopen fully. Outside of these times please leave a message or email us either at [email protected] or through the contact form on our website, and we will get back to you ASAP.

Although things will be a little different we hope you will bear with us as we all try to adjust to new ways of working. We look forward to seeing you. Paul, Helen and our team.”

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Rockliffe Hall – Darlington

“The team have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure Rockliffe is as always, filled with extra-special experiences and exemplary service for when you return. In line with the latest Government guidelines, we hope to welcome you back from the 4th July!”

The Fat Badger – Harrogate

“Following the Prime Ministers announcement, we will be throwing open our doors on 4th July with a rather large addition. Oh yes, we are ready to make sure you have all the social space you need with Harrogate’s biggest beer garden. And with it being The Fat Badger we have quite a surprise up our furry little sleeves …watch this space!”

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The Devonshire Arms & The Devonshire Fell, nr Skipton

“I’m very pleased to update you that our team have been eagerly working towards putting all measures in place ahead of our opening. Whilst we await further government guidelines, we are anticipating opening our hotels on 20th July, and our cottages a week prior on 13th July. As such we are currently taking bookings from these dates. Whilst you will undoubtedly notice some changes to keep both our guests and our teams safe, you’ll be reassured to receive the usual warm welcome from the same personable team, not to mention the exemplary service and sense of arrival you can always expect at a Devonshire property.” 

South Yorkshire Restaurants Reopening

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Cutlery Works – Sheffield

“Over the past few months we’ve been busy working behind the scenes on a bunch of exciting new things for when we re-open on July 4th… eek! Keep an eye out on our Instagram & Facebook over the next week for more information and updates about what we’re doing to ensure your visit with us is safe. We can’t wait to be back, see you very soon!”


Reservations are now open from 4th July onwards. There are a few temporary changes to their menus, reservation times and durations when they initially open. Find out more via their website.

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Picture House Social – Sheffield

Picture House Social is an independent venue showcasing the best live music, cocktails, craft beer, Italian inspired street food, games room and terrace. Re-opening from 1st August 2020.

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Craft & Dough – Kelham Island

“As of July 4th, our Kelham Island restaurant will be back open! Our Craft & Dough restaurant in Kelham offers plenty of outdoor seating to ensure that the 1m minimum distance is met and we will be following Government guidelines to ensure your visit is as safe as possible, at the moment, our Campo Lane restaurant will remain closed. Over the next few days we will be announcing information regarding our opening times and ‘house rules’. We can’t wait to see you all again! Peace, love & pizza!”

Silversmiths – Sheffield

“We’re so pleased to announce we will be reopening our doors once again on Friday 10th July! It’s been a hard few months but we’re so excited to get back in the kitchen and welcome you all again. Bookings are now available through our website or email us at [email protected]

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INC Rooftop Bar – Sheffield

“We’re coming out of hibernation! On July 4th, we’ll be back serving your favourite cocktails, every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm ’til 11 pm. Things will be a little different as we follow Government guidelines regarding our re-opening; we have a plan in place to make sure a 1m distance is kept, as well as house rules to ensure all guests and staff are safe, more information and updates will follow over the next few days. We’re so excited to be back, we’ll see you on July 4th!”

West Yorkshire Restaurants Re-opening

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Beck and Call – Leeds

“We’ll see you on Saturday 4th July. There will be some changes in the way we do things but we’ll make sure coming down the pub will be the best experience it can be. Stay tuned for details and sign up to our newsletter via the website. Ooh that first pint is gonna be good.”

Ox Club – Leeds

“We’re looking to open w/c 6th July once the initial dust has settled. We’ll shout on here when our diary is open and the first tables are released! We’re beyond excited to welcome you all back.”

Shears Yard – Leeds

“We can’t wait to welcome you back on 24th July. Initially, we’ll be open for dinner on Friday & Saturday where we’ll be serving a 6-course menu for just £40. We’ll also be open for Sunday lunch serving our famous roasts amongst other dishes! We hope to see you soon!”

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Matt Healy x The Foundry – Leeds

“We’ll be open for our first Sunday service on the 5th July, then every Thursday to Sunday. Thanks to everyone who’s supported us through lockdown.”

Brook’s Restaurant – Brighouse

“We can now confirm we are re-opening the evening of Saturday 4th July. All of our tables will be 1m plus apart and extra safety measures will be in place. Please book via email, we will not be in the restaurant every day to answer the phone, email is the best way to secure your booking – [email protected] – WE CAN’T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED WE ARE TO GET BACK!”

Friends of Ham – Leeds

“We are opening Saturday 4th July with a fresh lick of paint. TAKING BOOKINGS FROM MONDAY AT 11 AM. Social distancing measures and extra cleaning precautions are in place and we are ready to see you all again. Be prepared few changes to service to make sure we can keep you and our staff safe, But not to worry we will still be the same old fram. See you soon for some much-needed drinks!”

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Shibden Mill Inn – Halifax

“We will be reopening from the 4th July. This includes our rooms, restaurant and outside beer garden. We are currently working alongside the council and government guidance to finalise the details in making this as safe as possible. We are now taking hotel bookings. This is available exclusively at www.shibdenmillinn.com. All hotel bookings will have the option for a guaranteed table in the restaurant.

We are only taking restaurant reservations for the month of July at the moment and via the phone. We have a new lowered capacity and all tables must be reserved in advance. Please call us on 01422365840 to avoid disappointment! Our reception is open 9.00am-1.00pm daily. We can’t wait to see you!”

Prashad – Bradford

“We’re re-opening! Our top priority over these last few weeks has been to make the restaurant both safe and comfortable for our customers and staff alike. Further details on our new Covid-19 safety regulations will be released shortly. In the meantime, our online booking system is back online and we’ll be opening our doors once again on Saturday 4th July. Keep your eyes peeled for our new menu!”

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Devour – Holmfirth

Devour is back 31st July. Good Food Guide recommended, Devour at the Dyehouse creates regionally seasonal Italian dishes using simple, fresh ingredients, inspired by heritage and tradition. Their evolving menu offers Cicchetti (small plates to share), fresh handmade pasta, mellow melting charcuterie, homemade freshly-churned gelato and the best-fired pizza-slice this side of Naples.⁠

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Indian Tiffin Room – Leeds

“Opening on 24th July!!! Reservations are open!!! For reservations in our Manchester and Leeds restaurants please reserve through our website www.indiantiffinroom.com. We request all our guests who wish to dine with us to book in advance, as we will be operating on a bookings only basis. For guests who do not wish to dine in, we will provide takeaways for collection. We will continue to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. Hope to see you soon. Regards, ITR.”

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The Whippet & Pickle – Holmfirth

“We are very excited to announce that we will be back open from Wednesday 15th July. For that first week, we will be offering evening service only & reintroducing day time service the following week. The wellbeing of our staff & guests is the utmost importance to us & measures will be in place to ensure a safe but still enjoyable experience.

We will be taking bookings only until further notice. The best way to contact us for the time being is via email: [email protected] or via our Facebook page. Please always leave a message if you do ring! We would both like to thank everyone for all the support & encouragement over the last few months. It’s been amazing! Here’s to the next chapter! Jane & Liam”

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The Rusty Bull – Huddersfield

“OUR DOORS ARE OPENING AGAIN! From Saturday 4th July we are very excited to let you know that our day-time restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea from 9 am to 5.30 pm.

We will be launching our more premium modern British night-time menu from Friday 10th opening every Friday and Saturday night 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. To close our almost brand-new restaurant after only months of operation has been devastating for the whole team. But we are so excited to be able to open our doors again.

We have missed our incredibly loyal patrons who have supported us for so many years. We also want to welcome so many customers that are new to Hinchcliffe’s and The Rusty Bull over the last 5 months of Corona Virus as we built an even closer relationship with our community and neighbours. Please go to www.therustybull.co.uk or our bio link to book.”

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Leeds restaurant re-opens 16th July.

“The time is nearly here for us to fire up the kitchens, illuminate our blossoms and steam press our uniforms. We are NOW taking bookings of up to 6 people via our website only. Please note our opening hours will be as follows:

‪Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10.30pm‬
‪Friday & Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm‬
‪Sunday 12pm – 10pm‬

Careful planning has taken place over recent weeks with full training of our new safety measures now underway. We are truly grateful for your continued support and can’t wait to welcome you back!”

Santoni Osteria – Keighley 

“We are pleased to announce that Santoni will be re-opening on Friday the 17th of July.

For the foreseeable future, our new kitchen opening hours are Thursday – Sunday evenings from 5 pm. We are introducing a new format of menu: 2 courses £22 pp or 3 courses £25 pp. Children’s menu (under ‘10) £8. Thank you for your continued support and messages, we cannot wait to see you all back! Marco and everyone at Santoni.”

Iris – Wakefield

As one of the best restaurants in Wakefield for over 7 years, Iris showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients whilst supporting independent producers from their ever-changing menus of modern British dishes. Re-opening from 4th July, opening the evenings of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch to begin with.

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