Changes from 21 July
As a result of the relaxation of rules taking place today we’re making some changes to how we operate from 21 July onwards.
Our new hours will be as follows:
Wednesday 1pm – 10pm
Thursday 1pm – 10pm
Friday 1pm – 11pm
Saturday 1pm – 11pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Home deliveries will continue on Monday and Thursday each week as usual, with off sales and collections available whenever the bar is open.
Bar Service – bar service is back from Wednesday, and we will no longer be offering table service. Please wear a mask when ordering at the bar.
Masks – masks must be worn when standing up downstairs in the bar. This includes when ordering at the bar, but also when moving around the building, for example if walking through to the toilets. Our team will all continue to wear masks when working. If you don’t have a mask we’ll be happy to provide one free of charge.
Vertical drinking – for the time being, in line with the mask rules above, we’ll not be allowing people to stand and drink inside downstairs, this includes standing at the bar. Bar seating will also not be available.
Card payments – we’ll continue to be accepting card payments only for the time being. We’ll not be able to accept cash.
Checking in - QR codes for check in will continue to be available, but we’ll no longer require everyone to check in on arrival.
Hygiene – sanitiser will remain readily available around the building. We’ll also continue to clean all touch points regularly and tables between sittings as far as possible.
Bookings – As the bar will be almost back at full capacity we’ll be operating on a ‘walk up only’ basis so bookings will no longer be required.
We know it’s not quite ‘Freedom day’ but we think these rules represent a reasonable half way house while we’re facing rising case numbers, and not everyone on our team has had their second vaccine dose. We’ll review them all again in four weeks, and we hope we’ll be able to move much closer to ‘normal’ at that point.
You've all been absolutely amazing over the last 18 months as we've coped with more rule changes, shut downs and adjustments than anyone could of expected, please be patient with us again as we get used to the latest new way of working (and feel free to laugh and point as we all bump into each other and drop glasses behind the bar after not working behind there for an age!).