Thor’s SOL AST returns to The Principal York this summer

If you’re longing for a catch-up with friends in the sunshine this summer, we’ve got just the venue for you: Thor’s SOL AST. The ever-popular outdoor bar, from the team behind Thor’s Tipi, is returning to The Principal York Hotel Gardens on Friday 10th July 2020 with new safety measures in place. It will be be open daily from 11.30 am to 11 pm daily, and advanced bookings can be made by calling 07483 339119.

Once again, SOL AST will be situated in the sumptuous gardens of the hotel and looks set to be the biggest beer garden in York this summer. A larger, ‘socially distant’ layout will be in operation, with a brand-new table service system. You’ll be able to pre-order and pre-pay using a mobile phone, reducing the contact and offering service from the comfort of your chair. Walk-ins will be welcomed, but you’ll also be able to book in groups, making customers feel more at ease when visiting the bar and also giving them the guarantee they will have a space when they
arrive. Food will be provided by The Hog & Apple Food Co. Owner

Co-Founder of THOR’S tipi bar, Maria Farrugia, explains how things may work in this new era for hospitality. “We have been keeping abreast with how our industry plans to return and what our future customers will be looking for and the key things to come out of this are ensuring tables are kept apart in line with social distancing measures, offering free hand sanitiser and an enhanced cleaning protocol that can be easily viewed by anyone visiting us. We’re an outdoor venue, which means we’re already low risk and that will give reassurances to all our customers. All of these measures will be part of our operation from the day we open and we continue to monitor closely any new guidelines set out by Public Health England. Introducing our booking system will allow groups wanting to meet up the comfort of knowing they have an area reserved for them. We cannot wait to help people get together and celebrate with their friends and loved ones”.

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