New Scarborough micropub The Craft Bar operating beer delivery service during lockdown

A new Scarborough pub which is set to open on Northway has started a delivery service during the coronavirus lockdown.

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 3:50 pm
Picture: The Craft Bar
Picture: The Craft Bar

The Craft Bar will occupy a former charity shop at 7 Northway, opposite the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and was granted planning permission last year.

In March of this year owner Katrice Rowe was granted a premises licence allowing her to sell alcohol but lockdown began before the bar could open.

Katrice instead came up with the idea of a free delivery service during lockdown and is supplying craft beer, cider, lager, wine and prosecco to doorsteps in Scarborough as well as shipping further afield.

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Katrice said: "We are starting to do well with the delivery business where we have managed to make something positive out of such a negative time."

The service has been so well received it may continue even after lockdown has lifted.

"We have had good reviews and lots of happy customers so if they would like us to continue to do this then I'm sure we will," Katrice added.

The bar currently has a stock of over 150 beers, lagers and ciders and hopes to expand to over 200 soon.

Orders can be made through the website at and can be delivered locally, through a contactless service to allow for social distancing.

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