Doncaster pub turns car park into huge beer garden for end of lockdown reopening

A car park alongside a popular Doncaster town centre pub has been turned into a huge beer garden ahead of its end of lockdown reopening on Monday.

Bosses at The Hallcross in Hall Gate will be serving customers at wooden tables which have been installed in part of the car park on the former Gaumont cinema site.

The pub, along with dozens of others, will re-open on Monday for outdoor service only as coronavirus lockdown measures are eased across England.

A spokesman for the pub said: “Our temporary outside area will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through these trying times.

The Hallcross has turned a car park into a beer garden. (Photo: Hallcross).

"Thank you to Doncaster Council and other agencies for working with us in getting open and back to work, not forgetting our local town centre councillors who helped us greatly, getting us to this stage of opening. Let’s all hope this is now for good.”

The pub is currently open for bookings and customers can message the Hallcross Facebook page directly.

A spokesman added: “People will be able to meet friends or family in beer gardens as long as they abide by the rule of six or are made up of two households. Please keep to the rules and enjoy our great beers we have to offer.”

“The rules have to be followed for us to be able to open so be gentle we don’t set them remember we don’t have a choice.

The pub will also be open every day of the week following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.