As predicted we came back into Tier 2 with pubs having to serve meals. I believe that York probably only has two weeks at this Tier before being put into Tier 3 so we will do our upmost to get people in through the pub doors so at least you can get out and enjoy yourself for a while. There will be a mass of people visiting town from Wednesday even from the likes of Stamford Bridge and Wilberfoss on the outskirts, both in Tier 3.
We are making an big effort to have the usual festive Trembling Madness offerings, Christmas Ales, Hot Mulled drinks, Christmas foods and Santa Hats.
Our two historic buildings are made for this time of the year, they feel cosy and although we can't sing and the staff have to wear masks, we still will have a smile on our faces and do our upmost to make sure you all have a great time.
At Lendal we are keeping the ground floor as a shop for December but instead we have created a new space in our basement, more seating, it also has installed an air recirculation system that pulls in fresh air and draws out the inside air 24 hours a day. We will be operating with 22 tables. There are still growler takeouts as well as hot mulled wine and cider. Plus our daily same day delivery service with over 4000 products.
Stonegate is far smaller and will only have the 7 tables. Currently we don't have a booking system in place but we will be monitoring it to see if it will need to be added as we don't want customers to be disappointed.
We have made a massive effort to keep tables distanced and everything cleaned, it feels so much safer than a supermarket, please do support your pubs and hospitallity businesses. We will lose many pubs but they will come back stronger than ever. We are Northern, friendly and love socialising.
Thank you to all our customers this year, it means a great deal to be able to serve you all and offer our services x
Lendal and Stonegate opening hours will be 10am until 10pm - our stores will close at 11pm
Hospitality are having to sit it out to see what business they will have next week. Will it be a takeaway, shop, restaurant or a table service pub. Our guess is York will be placed into Tier 2 which will bring on a new challenge, there's lots of confusion once again. So how long can you sit with your meal and drink?
We have two menus ready to go:
The Tier One menu which consists of Madness favourites to be consumed as and when if you are hungry.
The Tier Two menu which consists of low cost "you have to eat meal" whether you are hungry or not.
Tier 3 means we will operate as we currently are - retail and deliveries.
Whatever happens we have the decorations up, mulled wine, Christmas ales and will try our best to make sure everyone has a great Christmas.
Support your pub, its not just a business its a community hub. The horrible thing about Covid has been how it takes away the friendly social aspect of life. The interaction and warmth, underneath these masks there's always a smile.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Here's our action plan starting Thursday.
The ground floor will once again become a shop on Thursday offering around 400 beers. There will be a Christmas section, Traditional ales, Belgium, German, World beers and lots of craft UK ale. We will be open for growlers, takeaway hot drinks, snacks as well. Our pub will be closed on Thursday until further notice.
Opening hours 12pm until 7pm - 7 days a week
The growler list is available here - it can be purchased for same day delivery / click & collect / walk-in .
Our store will be open as usual but with reduced hours. Our pub will be closed on Thursday until further notice.
Opening 10am until 6pm - 7 days a week
Our online store will be distributing nationally via courier and doing same-day local deliveries as usual. There's a click & collect service in operation. We will be increasing our staffing with the delivery service as with the first lockdown to keep on top of orders.
Our holiday apartments will be closed until lockdown is lifted. As usual we will refund all deposits and cancel bookings during this period.
And here's a reminder below that the whole world is going through the same as us. All managed in different ways, shame we can't come together and find a solution:
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