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LISTEN: Vikings stake claim on York social scene

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A new Viking-themed bar has officially opened in York.

Valhalla, which means hall of the slain, serves food and drink in a Viking setting.

It's been set up by two York friends Matthew Bedingham and Vincent Roberts.

Like all good ideas, Vincent says they came up with a plan one night in the pub.