A YORK wine merchants and delicatessen is re-opening as a food hall.

Field & Fawcett, at Grimston Bar, opens from Thursday, June 4, from 9am to 5.30pm and will be selling local jams and chutneys, gourmet dried goods, food gift items, wines, beers and spirits, and a selection of homemade ready-meals.

Owners Cathryn and Peter Fawcett have installed a one-way system for customers, and say they will still be on hand to advise customers and make recommendations.

Cathryn said: “We have been selling wines ordered by phone throughout the lockdown, successfully working with self-distancing rules and we had been considering how best to protect our customers on the food retail side of our business when the restrictions are lifted.

"Following the Government’s recent directives on re-opening and with measures in place for our customers to feel safe, we have made the decision to re-open the shop.We are confident we have got it right and look forward to welcoming our customers from Thursday.”

Cathryn has been working with Field & Fawcett's The Café chef Lee Milnes on the ready-meals. Devised to provide tasty food made easy, they have created meals as a quick go-to option with the taste of home.

Customers can still order by phone or online. They are also delivering to YO postcodes free of charge.

The first 100 customers at Field & Fawcett on Thursday spending £25 will take away a 20cl bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne worth £10.95.