A pub and a cafe in Easingwold are planning to work together so they can serve all their customers outside from Monday.
That’s the date when food and drink can be served outdoors as part of the roadmap out of lockdown.
But not all businesses have enough space to make it cost effective. So the Olive Branch and The Angel are joining forces to share an enhanced space in the Market Place.
Danielle Rose is assistant manager of the Olive Branch cafe and explained how they will share outdoor facilities with the Angel Inn.
She told David Dunning’s Late Late Show on YorkMix Radio: “We have got the marquee ready and it’s all going to be table service. We will work it as cafe by day and pub in the evening. It will open at 9am and close by 8pm (10pm on Saturday).
“Opening with just six tables for us wasn’t really going to work on our own at the Olive Branch, the cost of staff and running the kitchen would have been too high and it was the same for the pub too.
“So working together and sharing the space will be really good. We always help each other anyway.
“Sometimes I’ll run out of a few tomatoes. I will pop next door and shout Katie. Have you got any tomatoes?” Danielle joked.
Both the pub and the cafe will be ready for customers on Monday (12 April).
The Olive Branch opens from 9am for breakfast, brunch, pizzas, etc and then the pub will be open at 3pm with a crossover period.