Well it's been a really long time since I last posted and so much has happened.
To keep it brief after a fabulous Christmas and New Year when the pub was busy, busy, busy, we got closed down in March because of COVID-19 and have only been able to trade again recently.
It is great to now have Sharon and Colin back in the pub and we would love to get the rest of the team back too. We now have to have 2 people to staff the bar as well as 2 people to staff the kitchen enabling us to provide a full table service and to keep the pub COVID Secure, and as part of that we have lost 20 possible covers to ensure that social distancing is possible. This is great but means that we have to continue restricting our hours because of the increased costs incurred.
While we were closed we carried out a number of jobs around the pub, replacing the cellar staircase, as it was rotten, painting and decorating the bar and toilets and now culminating in the positioning of safety railings around the raised courtyard area. Brian and Ron have been excellent in the work they have done and putting up with both the Landlords' whims and eccentricities!
We are hosting a Macmillan coffee morning here in September so we hope that we will see many of you for that if not before for food from our new menu or for doggy meals of my new Doggy Menu.