We are a hard working Family run pub since 1986 and have welcomed you into our Home for all those years 🙂
Along with so many others, we have had to change the way we run our pub due to the present world crisis.
We are now into September.
At the beginning back in July ….we were pretty nervous about starting up again. Its been a real rollercoaster ride and the loops haven’t finished yet! As you can all appreciate not only is this pub our business but its also our family home. So when we were getting ready to open up again we took some time to ensure that we made it as safe as possible for you our customer but also for us as a family. We risk assessed our business in line with the current government guidelines and COVID-19, and keep reviewing it daily. In return we STILL ask that if and when you decide to visit our pub you ask yourself a few questions.
Have you any symptoms of being ill?
Have you been in contact with anyone with symptoms or confirmed COVID -19?
Have you been to an area or country that has high infection risk?
If you have said yes to any of the above, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT.
If your answers are no to these questions here is a little info on how to navigate the pub!
If you decide to come for a drink it will be table service only. For food we highly recommend that you book a table, and you will need to pre order at all times even at short notice, so have a look at the menu on this site and be ready ! It helps in so many ways, we have better control on our ordering and stock, we can cook fresh to order and in these times of social distancing it reduces the contact time spent at tables taking orders for us and you ……oh and its saves menu cleaning and paper waste 🙂
We haven’t been taking booking for drinks as normally it will be a first come first serve basis, but as we enter a new month and NEW REGULATIONS ON TABLE SERVICE we will take bookings for just drinks if you have a time slot in mind. If you are just going to pop in for a drink we encourage you to ring ahead to find out how busy we are especially if its pouring with rain ! We will have the garden and new terrace (as we have nicknamed it) always open unless extreme weather, and then areas inside. (the regulations are indoors and outside up to 6 people from different households). We have had to reduce and limit our seating, but on arrival you will be welcomed and guided to places to sit. There will be no standing at the bar.
All entry to the pub is to be made via the main front door only. The back door will have no access as this ensures that the corridor is for access to the toilets only. The toilets are now one in one out.
As many places are now encouraging, we are also recommending contactless payment.
BIT ABOUT DOGS …..For Bookings with dogs, we do allow dogs in but they must be kept on a lead at all times, be cat and other dogs friendly and NOT be an un happy dog that will cry or bark ……its not pleasant for other customers !!! Areas that we book for tables with dogs is limited. If you turn up and have NOT booked a table with dog space this could cause problems !!! So don’t forget to say when booking. Also please don’t bring a whole pack….we are a small pub with difficult times in regard to floor space and social distancing .
So thats it for the moment. We have more info on the Whats New button ………oh and just be patient and kind to us and others 🙂
Everything is going to be very different for the small countryside pubs, and how we move forward is very unknown and uncertain and we are relaying on you too to respect the changes in place and practice good social distancing and personal hygiene.
So if you are travelling by foot, car, bike, tractor, horse or steam engine, you are all once again very welcome to rest and re fuel as many have always done 🙂
health and kindness to all.