Keeping everyone safe
amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

We have been certified by the AA as COVID-19 confident

We just wanted to let you know about what we’re doing to keep you safe, which we hope you’ll find reassuring, so here’s a little summary.

Social distancing

Much as we could all do with a hug (and great news that we can now hug our nearest and dearest at last), please respect yours and others personal space by maintaining a social distance where possible. We will be asking customers to wait for a member of crew to take you to your table, and to sanitise your hands.

Our crew will still be wearing masks as per the Government guidelines. Customers in the garden do not need to wear masks, but please pop them on when heading to the toilet.

At busy times, those without prior bookings may be asked to queue and as much as we’ll try our best to get everyone a table, it may not always be possible, in order to keep everyone safe.


We want to reassure you that there’s regular cleaning going on; all our crew will be washing their hands every twenty minutes and sanitising ‘touch points’. 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.

Service at table

We’ll do our utmost 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, we’re placing the knives, forks, and napkins in tankards and placing them on your table. The same goes for the salt and peppers, which will be cleaned after every use.

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.


Menus will only be used once and recycled afterwards.

Bar service

Much as life usually revolves around the bar, please resist the temptation to pop to it, we’ll look after you at the table.

Cashless and Tips

To reduce the handling of cash we would encourage that contactless cards are used. If you would like to leave a tip, there’s now an option to do so when you’re paying your bill.

We will of course accept payment in cash if you prefer.

Little touches

The little touches (that are often touched a lot) – may not be quite as prevalent just now. Things like the newspapers, board games, leaflets - we’ve popped them away for the time being, we hope you understand.


Toilets will be regularly cleaned and numbers visiting them at any one time will be restricted.

Meal tickets

Following a small hiatus on issuing Meal Tickets whilst we were just trading outside, they are now back.

As a little reminder, a Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged for any main course up to £12 from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Expiry date extension: As it was not possible to redeem Meal Tickets throughout a lot of 2020, tickets with a November 2020 expiry date will be accepted from when we are able to open inside once again up until November 18th, 2021.

Children and dogs

Much as they like to, please don’t let them wander.

Garden etiquette

We also respectfully ask that you don’t move the outside tables around, as they have been positioned with thought, with space between them.

Track and Trace

We are now required to capture the contact details for every customer, over the age of 18, who comes to the pub. The information will be held safely for 21 days and will only be passed onto track and trace if requested.


If you are feeling at all unwell, please save your visit for another day.

We hope you find everything reassuring and feel free to chat anything through with any of our crew when you visit.


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