One of Beverley’s favourite pubs is back open just weeks after declaring it would remain closed after lockdown.

Last Month, the owner’s The Woolpack Inn, in Westwood Road, announced they would not be reopening to punters despite the Government’s easing of covid-19 restrictions. Read the full story here

But, on Friday the pub’s new owners took to Facebook to tell customer’s they are back open.

The statement read: “Carol & Roy here introducing ourselves to all of you lovely Woolpack locals.

“We are finally ready to open the doors initially for drinkers from 5pm today, Friday, July 31.

“So, we’re new and still learning which key fits what keyhole but we are looking forward to meeting all who frequent this particular watering hole.”

Located just a stones throw from Beverley Westwood the pub was a popular spot with both Beverley locals and visitors from out of town coming to walk on the pasture.

The Woolpack Inn
The Woolpack Inn is one of Beverley's best loved pubs

With the previous owners citing the pub’s size as being problematic for reopening last month, the Woolpack’s incumbent proprietors have set out how they plan to approach social distancing and Covid-19regualtions.

The post said: “There has had to be a few changes in procedure due to COVID-19 regulations in order for us to be in compliance with them.

“We’re sure you will appreciate that this has been particularly challenging because of the size of the Woolpack.

“Also, we have made some other subtle changes to give this delightful little pub a bit of a facelift and we still haven’t finished yet.

“Some of you may love it, some may hate it and one or two may not even notice, but we will all agree to raise a glass to its continued success in having an integral place in our community.

“Apologies, particularly to the ladies...

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"We have naturally given the toilets a really thorough clean and sanitised them. We do know that they desperately need some serious updating.

“Aside from the fact that having to go outside to the loo in 2020 is at best ‘quirky’ as one very diplomatic lady put it, we do have some ideas but these will take time, so please accept our apologies and bear with us.”

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