"...Once more outside the pub, dear friends, once more, and close our throats around this English ale.
In lockdowns one and two, and all those tiers and tears between, nothing so became a man as gentle peace and sobriety;
But when the shout of ‘they're open' rings in our ears, then imitate the action of the racehorse.
Stiffen the elbows and summon up the beergut, disguise innebriation with a gentle gaze.
Now set your mouth and stretch your tonsils wide.
Hold hard the glass and bend every tankard to it’s full height.
On, on you noble quaffers, you whose blood was made by fathers of six percent proof,
Fathers that like so many hardened drinkers have in this pub from morn till even drunk and never left without an argument.
And you good yeoman, whose arms could lift for England, show us here the bottom of your glasses.
For there is none of you so mean and base that has not trouble focussing your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds at the bar straining upon the start.
The game’s afoot.
Follow beer with spirits and upon this charge cry thank God for Banks's, Guinness, and all those weird craft beers..."
We are happy to announce that we will be welcoming you back inside from Monday 17th May.
Our opening hours will be remaining the same:
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
Food serving hours will be changing. For the first week we will be serving Monday to Saturday, 12pm-2.30pm at lunch and 6pm-8.30pm in the evening, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. We will be reassessing these hours after the first week. Food will be served throughout the pub at lunch but will only be served in the dining room in the evening.
We are currently taking bookings in our dining room to start Monday 17th May. The rest of the pub will remain walk in only.
Please be aware the following rules will still apply from Monday 17th May:
All customers will need to provide their contact details or check in using the NHS app.
Table service will still apply throughout the pub. Service may take a little longer but we will be working our hardest to serve as quickly as possible.
The Rule of Six will still apply so we can maintain social distancing on our premises.
Masks must be worn by all customers when moving around inside the building.
We can’t wait to welcome you back into our pub. It has been too long and a welcome step back towards a bit more normality. Cheers
Monday to Thursday, 11am to 10.30pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 11pm
Sunday, 12pm to 10.30pm
We will not be taking bookings for the first five weeks, however we will do everything we can to get you a table.
Please remember it is outdoor service only, so wrap up warm if the weather looks chilly.
As per the Government guidance, can we please ask that you:
- Keep to the rule of six
- Remain seated at all times
- Are always wearing a mask if not seated at your table.
- Only come inside if you are visiting the toilet or gaining access to the back garden
- And ALL members of your group fill in track and trace.
Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 8.30pm
Sunday, 12pm to 6pm