10 East Yorkshire pubs, restaurants and shops closed by Covid

More East Yorkshire businesses have had to suddenly close their doors because of coronavirus.

Pubs, restaurants and shops are among those affected by staff self-isolating, many alerting customers via social media about regretfully having to shut.

The King’s Head in Market Place, Beverley, is one of the latest establishments to be affected.

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In a Facebook post, it said: “Unfortunately we have been linked to a case of Covid-19 by NHS Track & Trace and a few members of our team have been instructed to isolate.

“Sadly this means we will be closing from today (July 13) to ensure the safety of our team and guests. We will know more over the coming days about how long we will be closed for so please keep checking back here for further updates.

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The King's Head, in Market Place, Beverley
The King’s Head, in Market Place, Beverley

“We will be contacting all guests who have a reservation over the next few days via phone or email to rearrange.

“Apologies for any inconvenience caused but we look forward to welcoming you back soon.”

The Beaver pub, in North Bar Within, announced on Wednesday afternoon on Facebook that it was closing.

“Due to a number of our team members being asked to self-isolate we have to close our doors for the safety of our team and our customers,” it said. “We hope the closure will only be a couple of days but we will keep you updated with when we shall reopen.”

Pizza Baby restaurant, in Flemingate, said on Facebook: “It is with the heaviest of hearts we need to announce that we are closed until Friday, July 23.

“The pandemic has nearly destroyed the hospitality business, amongst others, these last 18 months and it has now forced us to close again.

“Our first and foremost priority is, of course, the health and safety of our team members, their families, our customers and your families too.



Pizza Baby, Flemingate, Beverley
Pizza Baby, Flemingate, Beverley

“We will be undertaking a complete deep clean of the entire premises in line with Government guidelines and urge you all that when we reopen if you have any symptoms at all – please get tested before coming to Pizza Baby.

“We cannot wait to see you all back next weekend and thank you for all your support and understanding.”

Hull Live has been told that Artisa at Deli Number 1, at Flemingate, is another eatery affected by Covid – though the business has not directly confirmed this.

The Modern Draper, which has two stores in North Bar Within, selling classic and contemporary men’s clothes, footwear and accessories, had to close both shops earlier this week.

A spokesperson for The Modern Draper said: “Currently we have both shops shut as the majority of our team are isolating.

“I think we have at least one person who has tested positive and at least one other person who has come into contact with someone who is positive.”

The Modern Draper took the decision to close the shops on Tuesday afternoon, the spokesperson said.



The Beaver pub, North Bar Within, Beverley
The Beaver pub, North Bar Within, Beverley

“There is just myself in at the moment fulfilling orders and making sure there is someone available to take enquiries.

“I don’t know when we might be reopening yet, unfortunately. It is best if someone rings The Modern Draper number and hopefully we can provide that information.”

The latest closures follow the news earlier this week that The Tiger Inn, in Lairgate, Beverley, had reported a member of staff testing positive, leading to its decision to close for “a deep clean and chance to test staff” before reopening on Saturday, July 17.

The Dog and Duck, in Walkington, was also forced to close, with a number of Covid-19 cases among staff at the hostelry; it was shutting until at least Friday, July 16, for a deep clean and further assessment of the situation.



The Modern Draper has had to close both its North Bar Within shops in Beverley
The Modern Draper has had to close both its North Bar Within shops in Beverley

The Beech Tree, in Kirk Ella, has also temporarily closed. It said an “excessive” amount of staff members have been isolating and it will remain closed until Thursday, July 22

The county’s only Michelin-starred pub, the Pipe and Glass, at South Dalton, was hit earlier this month, closing “with immediate effect” after a large number of staff had to self-isolate.

The pub is now due to reopen at lunchtime on Friday, July 16, posting on Facebook: “As we reopen (again!), the safety of our team and our guests remains, as always, of paramount importance.

“To ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable visit for all we would like to reassure guests that our comprehensive Covid-safe procedures will remain in place following July 19.



The Beech Tree has had to close due to staff isolating
The Beech Tree has had to close due to staff isolating

“Our team will continue to wear face coverings and we request that our guests do the same.

For further details of the measures in place please visit our website.”

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