The Black Horse Hotel, a popular community pub in Grassington, is offering a Chinese takeaway service for their local community.

Pub partners, Tobi and Josh Hardisty, initially offered the takeaway service as a one-off, but it proved so popular that they will now be offering it every weekend.

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across Scotland, England and Wales, is serving traditional Chinese food cooked to order, and will switch up the menu weekly to ensure that locals are able to order their favourite dishes. The takeaway will be open Fridays and Saturdays between 5 and 8:30pm, and food is available for delivery, or via their contactless collection point outside the pub to allow for safe social distancing.

Tobi said: “We were keen to stay open to support the community in some way, and after realizing there were no Chinese takeaways in the area we decided to open our own. The takeaway has proved to be very popular, and what started as a one-off has now become a regular service. We’ve even had people drive 10 miles to collect from us!”

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Mark Davies, said: “It is more important than ever that our pub partners are doing what they can to support their communities. Well done to Tobi and the team for your hard work, and keep it up!”

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