Thank you to everyone who has got in touch asking when they can come back and drink a Sputnik or two! The support shown to us over the past three months has been truly humbling, and your vouchers, orders via home delivery and championing on social media have kept us going.

We will be re-opening some of our bars over the coming weeks in line with guidance provided by the Government and our local councils.

We are staggering the opening of our bars, and things will look a little different when we welcome you back. However, they will still be North: Our bars are friendly, safe, independent and inclusive spaces where we pride ourselves on looking after our customers and staff.

We will be releasing more details prior to opening on the measures that we are putting in place to keep you safe. Our risk assessments will be available on our websites and updated in line with any changes in guidance.

We have always offered continental style table-service and will be building upon this as we ask customers to avoid the bar area. The hygiene standards that we have successfully executed when opening our bottle shops will be continued, with sanitising, hand washing and extensive cleaning.

Our customers will have the option to order via an app, and we will remain cashless until further notice. We will still be operating our pop-up bottle shops, and continue to sell mini kegs, cans to go, grazing boxes and Northern Bloc ice cream at all venues.

Alfred in Meanwood and Further North in Chapel Allerton will continue as takeaway only venues. They will be open Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm.

Leeds City Tap on Sovereign Square will be open from Monday 6th July. It will be open 7 days a week from 12pm – 10pm. Socially distanced seating will be available inside and outside for both bookings and walk ins. (Booking details coming soon!)

Preston in Oakwood, North Bar Social in Otley, and North Bar in Harrogate will all operate as bottle shops with seating available outside. This means that we will finally be able to pour pints again! The opening hours will be 12pm – 10pm, 7 days a week. We will be operating a safe queuing system for the outdoor seating, with no bookings available.

Preston will re-open on Wednesday 8th July.

North Bar Social will re-open on Thursday 9th July,

North Bar Harrogate will re-open on Friday 10th July.

For the moment North Bar in Leeds and the Brewery Tap at North Brewing Co will remain closed. It feels very strange for our first bar to have not unlocked the doors, but we are committed to reopening in a way that prioritises safety and allows us to look after our customers. North Bar is where this all started for us, and we can’t wait to re-open when the time is right. Please be patient with us (and have a verdita at home).

We genuinely can’t wait to see you back in the bars. We do the job we do because we are sociable people. Hospitality is about looking after people, and that has always been at the heart of North.

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