SKIPTON'S Pizza Express has announced it will be reopening its high street outlet for dine-in customers very soon.

A statement from the company said it was gradually reopening its restaurants and the Skipton branch was one of those which would reopen on July 9.

The Ilkley branch, in Station Road, is due to reopen on the same day.

Zoe Bowley, managing director at Pizza Express said: “Our top priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers. Following a successful trial of delivery-only and click-and-collect services in 13 of our pizzerias in London, and the latest advice from the government, we are delighted to announce the first 44 of our pizzerias that will be reopening for dine-in customers from the beginning of July, and the extension of locations offering dine-out options.

“The extensive safety measures we have in place across all reopened pizzerias will allow us to provide the full Pizza Express experience that our customers have come to love, in a safe and responsible way, as we work to gradually bring back our freshly handmade pizza to even more locations in the near future.”

Managing Director, Zoe Bowley

To friends of PizzaExpress

We’re coming back!

I am delighted to announce the gradual reopening of our restaurants for Dine in, starting from Thursday 9th July.

Following the latest Government advice, we are ready to safely open our doors again in selected restaurants and reunite our customers with their favourites.

Serving pizza is our passion, but keeping our teams and customers safe is our priority. That’s why we will be making some important changes to our dine in experience to comply with physical distancing and make sure you feel comfortable when in our restaurants. This includes a new digital menu which you’ll access on your phone, cashless payments at table and a slightly reduced menu. Please pop over to our COVID-19 page (here) to read about our safety measures and to plan your visit. Although our service may look and feel a little different to before, we promise not to compromise on the same great tasting pizza you’ve come to love.

We’ll gradually be opening our restaurants over the coming weeks so make sure you keep an eye out on our website, social feeds or sign up to our newsletter so you can be the first to know when your local pizzeria will be opening in your area.

We can’t wait to have you back at our place again and celebrate good times... at a distance!