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Coronavirus: Harrogate pub warned about roadside tables

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image captionThe pub's landlord was issued with a prohibition notice
A pub which set up tables and chairs on the roadside for customers buying takeaway drinks has been told to stop.
A prohibition notice was issued by council officers to the Coach & Horses in West Park, Harrogate, on Sunday.
Harrogate Borough Council said pubs were able to offer takeaway food and drink but were not allowed to operate any kind of beer garden.
The landlord could lose his licence and face criminal charges if he ignores the notice.
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The council told the Local Democracy Reporting Service enforcement teams had visited two premises in Harrogate on Saturday over concerns customers were ignoring social-distancing rules.
"Breaches of the lockdown regulations were witnessed," a spokesman said.
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image captionThe award-winning pub honoured cyclist Mark Cavendish with a temporary name change when Yorkshire hosted the Tour de France opening in 2014
He said: "Advice was given to the licensees of two premises, reminding them of the law. Sadly, one premises - the Coach and Horses - opened again on the Sunday. 
"Although the licensee followed the initial advice, a further breach of the regulations was committed."
He said council staff had faced verbal abuse from customers at the pub.
The Coach & Horses won Yorkshire Pub of the Year at the White Rose Awards in 2016.
Pubs and restaurants were ordered to shut on 20 March, as part of the UK's attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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