Beverley’s Potting Shed is glamping up its Christmas celebrations by installing a yurt in its garden.
The gastro pub on Flemingate wants customers to carry on enjoying the outdoors right through the festive season and into the New Year.
But being under this canvas will be more chilled out than chilly, thanks to a log burner to keep everyone warm and toasty when the temperatures drop outside.
The yurt will be open from 12 noon until 11pm and the Potting Shed, which launched in August after a £1m transformation, is planning a diary of live music events to take place under the fairy lights.
General manager Matthew Bordewijk says the new arrival is the perfect way to mark the pub’s first Christmas in the town.
“The whole garden theme is integral to the Potting Shed brand and the gardens are particularly large on this pub so it was important that we made full use of them even in the winter,” he explains.
“We opened at the end of summer, so since then we’ve been looking at ways to make the most of the outdoor space and we loved the idea of a yurt.”
Matthew says it will offer a warm and welcoming retreat from the elements for customers, holding up to 100, including 10 tables to seat around 40.
Isaac Mayne, head of marketing and promotions for Potting Shed owners Burning Night Group, says having the yurt will mean the pub gardens can be enjoyed all year round.
“The outdoor space has been a big attraction in Beverley since we opened this summer and we didn’t want that to stop now it’s colder,” he adds. “Our yurt will definitely be the cosiest place to be this winter.”
In fact, it will stay in place long after the Christmas decorations have come down, Mr. Bordewijk added;
“We will be leaving the yurt up until the end of February which will take us to the beginning of spring.”
“That’s our plan, and by then hopefully the weather will be nice enough to get back out in the garden.”