One of York’s best known pubs is almost ready to reopen. And when it does, the party will be well and truly started.
As YorkMix reported last month, Yates York has closed for a major makeover.
Thanks to a £300K investment, it will come back with new TV screens in booths, an Instagram photo wall and photobooth, upgraded DJ equipment, lighting and sound upgrades and refreshed decor.
Its popular beer garden is also getting a refurb.
The Church Lane bar will reopen on Friday, 2 February with a ‘grand launch event’.
The party continues into the weekend with more DJ sets on Saturday and a charity music festival on Sunday, where the bands and singers will play through the day to raise money for local charities.
As part of the pub’s launch party celebrations, one lucky customer will win a VIP pub package for themselves and up to five friends, worth £200.
The riverside pub is famous for its late night entertainment including a Monday quiz, drag bingo on Tuesdays, and its legendary pound-a-pint Wednesdays.
And talking of pound-a-pint, Yates’ special guest at the first one on Wednesday, 7 February is Love Island star Adam Collard.
Meanwhile, Wednesdays will also include a ‘win a shopping trolley’ competition where students will be in with a chance of winning a trolley worth £50 of food, every week till Summer.
Yates York general manager Kyle Perkins said: “We want Yates to be a place where you can relax, socialise, and have a great time with friends and family as well as a place to watch all sporting events and then party the night away.
“The team are looking forward to welcoming back regulars and fresh faces alike. Considerable investment has gone into the site to make it the ultimate hang out spot, sports viewing, and late-night party venue and we hope our weekly event line up provides something for everyone.”