"...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..."
Following Boris’s announcement on Monday, we are happy to confirm we will be opening on Monday 12th April for outdoor eating and drinking. We have been working on getting things ready over the last few weeks and can’t wait for the doors to open.
Initially we will be open every day from 11am to 10pm (Opening 12pm on Sundays)
Food will be served:
Monday to Friday between 12pm-3pm (bar snack menu from 3pm until 6pm)
Saturday and Sunday between 12pm-6pm
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.
We are excited to see you all again and welcome you back. It has been too long!
All we need to do now is keep our fingers crossed for good weather.
Monday to Saturday, 11am to 10pm
Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
Monday to Friday, 12pm-3pm (bar snack menu from 3pm until 6pm)
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-6pm