Covid Restrictions – Monday 17th May 2021 Update
Due to the size of the pub and our reduction in capacity we are currently only take dining reservations.
All reservations for inside are for a maximum of 6 people from mixed households Although guidelines allow larger groups from 2 households indoors, due to the size and layout of the pub our maximum party size inside is still limited to 6 (including children and babies) at a table. Larger groups of up to 30 are allowed outside if social distancing rules are followed.
Please respect yours and others personal space by maintaining a social distance where possible. We will be asking customers to wait at the door for a member of the team to take you to your table, and to sanitise your hands on the way into the pub. The reason for this is so we can take the time to explain how things work and to also keep an eye on the number of people we have in the pub at any one time. This is also the reason why we’re encouraging bookings only, even just for a drink at the moment. Table bookings will be for a maximum of 2 hours to enable us to sanitise between the table/chairs between bookings.
We have set our maximum table size 6 for the moment (this is to include children, with room for highchair/pram) to allow us to have enough space for everyone.
Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis and dependant on us having tables available, as we want to try to avoid queuing wherever possible You would be advised of how long the table will be available to you and will be requested to provide contact details for every member of the party or check-in via the NHS test and trace app, unfortunately if this is not provided you will not be able to dine/drink with us. Payment for drinks outside will be required upon serving.
We want to reassure you that there’s regular cleaning going on in the pub, our team will be washing their hands/sanitising before and after serving each table. We will also be sanitising ‘touch points’ regularly throughout the day and evening. The tables and chairs will be cleaned after each customer. At every step, we’ll be following the highest of cleaning standards throughout the pub and in the kitchen.
We’ll do our upmost to keep a safe distance where possible when taking orders and serving your table.
You’ll notice some changes to the way we’re laying the tables. To reduce the ‘contact’ with cutlery, These will be brought to your table on a sanitised tray for you to help yourself, as will your drinks. The same goes for the salt and peppers, which will be sanitised after every use. We ask that customers remain seated at their reserved table during their visit, unless using the restrooms or outside space.
Space between tables
We wanted to reassure you that care and consideration has gone into spacing the distance between the tables and positioning of the chairs, which has resulted in us dramatically reducing our capacity.
Menus will only be used once and destroyed/recycled afterwards.
As much as we love people around the bar, please resist the temptation to pop to it, we’ll look after you at the table. The bar stools have been put away for a while.
Due to the positioning of our toilets we have a made a few changes, which we will advise you about on arrival. They will be on a two in at a time limit system. Please try to avoid queuing, but if this cannot be avoided, please maintain a social distance from our staff and other customers as much as possible.
Payment and Tips
To reduce the handling of cash where possible. We kindly ask you to use contactless wherever you can. We will still be accepting card payment and cash where necessary. Card Machines will be sanitised after each use. If you would like to leave a tip, please ask a team member to add it onto the bill total when paying.