2020/21/22 has seen a huge change in the hospitality industry, and none of us could have dreamt what the covid-19 crisis would do to us all. Along with so many others, we have now had to change the way we run our pub. Peoples habits have changed and we have changed too. Each day still brings new challenges for us all in this ever changing world.
We are now into 2023 . …. we are still working hard to ensure you feel comfortable, and no, things aren’t the same as they once were!
As we move forward, please take a moment to think of other customers and please continue to be respectful. Please continue to observe and be mindful of social distancing towards others as some still like a bit of space, especially as we are entering into winter time and bugs get passed around more. Please carry on to maintain good personal hygiene and carry on using the hand sanitiser stations provided.
A long time ago ………At the beginning back in July 2020….we were pretty nervous about starting up again. It had been a real rollercoaster ride and the world had been under so much heart ache and trauma, and now with the cost of living crisis, its hard to see how we will all continue! As you can all appreciate with Covid, not only is this pub our business but it is 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 customers, but also for us as a family. We risk assessed our business in line with all the current government guidelines on COVID-19, and kept reviewing it daily which was exhausting! We are looking ahead now we are into 2023 and we have started to rebuild and time will heal. Things have changed, and there are positives that have come out of these crazy times. We are still here but we won’t be going back to running at the same level that we once did, for us as a family it has made us take the opportunity to step back a little. We now close Sunday evenings from 4pm and all day Monday. After 36 years we think its a nice treat ! We have reduced our hours on the days we are open, but we still open all day and serve food all day. We would really like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been with us and supported us on this journey. It has been hard for everyone in all types of business, and it all seems like a dream now. There were times over the past 2 and bit years that we got a bit of unpleasant comments made about how we were running our pub, and even now its drip feeds back to us! Thankfully we did make it and that’s down to you are incredible customers, our amazing team and just down right determination. We hope that the service we will be providing form now on will fit into your weekly planner.
….Our future ?? All we can say is even if its by candle light and head torches, we will continue to provide good local beers, ciders, home cooked food, warm fires in the winter and beautiful beer garden in the summer. So if you are travelling by foot, car, bike, tractor, horse or steam engine, you are all very welcome to rest and re fuel as many have always done :)￼
health, peace and kindness to all.
The PUB x