April opening FAQ's. . .


Q1. Great, you're open again! Can I sit at the bar?

A1. Not yet, at this stage we can only open our outdoor areas and it is table service only.


Q2. I've got loads of friends, how many people can I sit with?

A2. Six people from any household or any number of people from two households can sit and socialise at a table together. 

Q3. Do we still have to order a Scotch Egg in order to have a drink?

A3. No, thankfully that nonsense has been done away with.

Q4. Are there toilet facilities available for use?

A4. Yes, the indoor toilet facilities are available for use but you must wear a mask when indoors. 

Q5. Do I need to wear a mask while I'm in the beer garden?

A5. No, you do not need to wear a mask while you are seated at your table in the beer garden. We politely request that you wear them on arrival and departure and it is a legal requirement that you wear one when visiting the indoor toilet facilities (subject to medical exemptions). 

Q6. Is it card payment only?

A6. No, we can still take cash, but it would be enormously helpful if you could pay by contactless card.

Q7. Do we pay as we go or can we set up a tab and pay when we leave?

A7. You pay as you go, we do not have the facility to manage tabs. 

Q8. Do we still have to scan a QR code on the NHS App or sign in? 

A8. Yes, this is one of the most important changes to the rules. ALL GUESTS must now scan the NHS Track and Trace venue QR code or sign in by providing full written contact details. York City Council has made it very clear that they expect us to check this diligently and to refuse service to anyone who does not scan or sign in. 

Q9. Are you doing those fantastically good value takeaway containers of cask beer again?

A9. Yes, #WaggonFlaggons are back. Takeaway cask beer is available in 2, 4 and 8 pint containers at a cost of just £2.50 per pint. Free containers are available or a branded, reusable Waggon Flaggon will set you back a mere fiver.

Q10. How many cask beers will you have on? 

A10. We will have 3 cask ales on to start with. Oakham Citra will be on permanently (if we can get enough of it) and we will rotate through guest casks from Bad Seed, Roosters, Rat, Ossett and others as we go. For up to date info see our Twitter feed @WaggonYork

Q11. Sounds like a lot of rules and faffing about. Will it still be fun?

A11. Don't be such a negative nelly, of course it will be fun. Get your drinking shoes polished and let's get on with it.