York pub closes due to Covid-19 infection

Inside the Bay Horse on Blossom Street, York. Photograph: Bay Horse on Facebook
19 Oct 2020 @ 7.50 am
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A York pub is temporarily closed after a positive Covid-19 test.

The Bay Horse on Blossom Street let its customers know in a Facebook post last night (Sunday).

Landlady Lorna Turnbull wrote: “It is with deep regret that the pub and guest accommodation closed with immediate affect this afternoon. It will be closed Monday 19th/ Tuesday 20th/ Wednesday 21st due to a Covid infection.

“Anyone this may affect will be contacted by NHS track and Trace. Please don’t panic – this allows us time to get tested and see where the staff (and bosses) stand.

“We feel it is the safest thing to do – and once we know we will inform you ASAP about reopening times etc! Thank you for all your support!”

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Recently refurbished: The Bay Horse. Photograph © Google Street View

The pub has enjoyed a renaissance under Lorna’s management.

Recently refurbished, it is a community pub serving home made food. Lorna recently introduced a meal delivery service, with prices of just £20 for a meal for four.

The pub is about 400 years old, and is said to be where Dick Turpin was taken on his last trip to the gallows.