This is how and when Scarborough Spa including Farrer's Bar - closed for a year - will reopen

The first phase of the reopening of Scarborough Spa - which has been closed for almost a year - will take place in late March.

Scarborough Spa in South Bay
Scarborough Spa in South Bay

The South Bay venue, now back under the management and operation of Scarborough Borough Council, will reopen Farrer’s Bar and Restaurant on Saturday March 27.

Farrer's Bar and Restaurant’s reopening will follow the government’s roadmap and will reopen in stages: with takeaways available from Saturday March 27 before offering outside dining within a new extended outside seating area from Monday April 12.

Internal dining will then be available from Monday May 17 whilst applying the rule of six/two household government rule for meeting inside.

It is hoped Stage 4 of the government’s plan, which has a current date of Monday June 21, will allow the venue to reopen its entertainment areas at full capacity with the likes of Jimmy Carr, Francis Rossi, The Dreamboys, Showaddywaddy and a number of tribute shows already scheduled to perform this summer.

Stuart Clark, Scarborough Council’s operations, venues and events manager said: “We are delighted to be re-opening in part after a year of being closed. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our wonderful iconic building and contributing to the town’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”

Scarborough Spa’s Cliff Lift will also be back in action from Saturday April 17 and will be initially open on weekends from 10am to 4pm.