Andrew and Jacquie Pern, owners of the The Star Inn at Harome in North Yorkshire, have re-opened their pub following an outbreak of the norovirus.
The Michelin-starred pub in Helmsley was closed voluntarily on 2 November following the outbreak and re-opened yesterday (9 November) after the Health Protection Agency and Ryedale District Council agreed to the Pern's request to re-open it.
“While the restaurant was closed, thorough and effective cleaning procedures have been implemented. The restaurant has also applied enhanced cleaning control measures after a thorough risk assessment was carried out by our environmental health team and the North Humber Health Protection Unit,” said Ryedale District Council’s principle environmental health officer.
Eighty diners and several members of staff suffered from vomiting and diarrhea, from 18-28 October when they caught the virus.
There is still an ongoing investigation into the cause of the outbreak.
Earlier this year, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, was also hit by the norovirus.
Jo Bruce is food editor of the Morning Advertiser www.morningadvertiser.co.uk