Restaurant owner says customers are cancelling over the fuel crisis

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Restaurant owner says customers are cancelling over the fuel crisis

Restaurant owner says customers are cancelling over the fuel crisis
2021-09-28 07:38:00
A Beverley restaurant owner has said the nationwide fuel crisis is causing cancellations as people decide against travelling for UK mini-breaks and staycations. John Robison, who runs Whites Restaurant, took to Twitter on Monday to say that two tables of four had cancelled by email citing worries about the availability of fuel. For the latest traffic and travel news, click here. Other restaurants confirmed on the post that they were seeing similar patterns and Mr Robinson appeared on BBC Radio Humberside to talk about the impact of the cancellations. Mr Robinson said the latest crisis was the last thing the industry needed after a difficult 18 months navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and confirmed the effects of the virus were still being felt with other cancellations due to isolations. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. John Robinson, at Whites Restaurant in Beverley Mr Robinson told BBC Radio Humberside's Andy Comfort: “I mean obviously the style of restaurant we are I suppose we do get quite a few people travelling from out of town and from other parts of the county. “Because of that, just this morning we've received some emails from people saying that because of the fuel crisis we're no longer coming up on mini-breaks or whatever it might be. “Let's keep it in perspective we've had a few tables cancel so it isn't the end of the world but I suppose the bigger picture is that people are cancelling holidays travelling around the UK and stopping staycations so the impact on hotels and the high street just goes and goes. “People are obviously worried about travelling and using the petrol that they have got but then the knock on effect is that they're not going to other towns across the country, they're not spending money on the high street, the pubs, the bars or the restaurants. “The knock on effect after the year, 18 months that we've all had it is the last thing [we need], when everything seems to be getting back to normal we have another little crisis. “As I say, worse things happen at sea – let's keep it in perspective, but it is frustrating when you're waking up to emails in the morning saying we were coming up this week can we cancel because we're not

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