THE Yorkshire spirit shone through over the weekend as local residents refused to be put off by the dismal weather.

At The Hovingham Inn staff stepped up to the challenge during a Bank Holiday weekend of rain and wind.

Owner Richard Johns, said: "The whole outside service is simply about trying to make the best of not so ideal conditions.

"Sunday was the best day of the Bank Holiday weekend. Interestingly there was a definite switch back to food over drinks.

Richard added: "Monday, that was a challenge! We honestly did not expect anyone to turn up considering the awful weather, but to our amazement we had a steady stream of locals all day.

"They all wanted to offer support to us and decided to leave the warmth and comfort of their homes. We both felt very humbled that a few cared enough to come out. To have these types of people show support, reinstalled some much needed faith."