This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
The festive period is an important time for many people of all faiths and none who come together over the holidays. The UK Government and Devolved Administrations recognise that people will want to be with their friends and family over Christmas, particularly after an incredibly difficult year.
For many, this will mean that it isn’t possible to celebrate Christmas in the way you normally would.
Between 23 and 27 December:
You should travel to meet those in your Christmas bubble and return home between the 23 and 27 December.
The rules on forming and using a Christmas bubble will be the law. You must follow them to minimise the spread of infection.
Everyone is allowed to form a Christmas bubble. There are three main rules:
It is important that you keep your Christmas bubble as small as possible.
You must not form a Christmas bubble if you are self-isolating. See information on self-isolation and Christmas bubbles below.
You are allowed to form a different Christmas bubble from the people you live with normally. If you and the people you are living with want to be in different Christmas bubbles, you can choose to stay somewhere else with different people for this period and form a Christmas bubble with that household and one other household (this will count as three households). You should check the guidance on households where everybody is not in the same Christmas bubble below.
Everybody in a Christmas bubble is responsible for taking clear steps to prevent catching and spreading the virus. If you do not follow these rules, you increase the risk of catching the virus, and spreading it to your friends and family.
You should take particular care to follow this advice if you are in a Christmas bubble with anybody who is vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable. There is further advice on what to do if you are clinically extremely vulnerable further down this page.
Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance and we have the highest standards of cleaning and hygiene training in place.
Your visit may need to look a little different, but our high levels of service remain unchanged so we hope very much that it will feel the same. So please relax & enjoy.
Any team member showing symptoms will be sent home immediately and required to follow government guidelines before returning to work.
We ask that if you or any accompanying persons are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 that you postpone your visit. We have a new temperature apparatus and will check temperatures of all customers, we respectfully reserve the right to refuse service.
All our teams members will be trained in our new cleaning procedures. High contact points will be sanitised regularly. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout our pub and we request that you use them on arrival and during your time with us. Supplied by ViraShield, using fully Covid-19 tested, 24-hr Hand Sanistiser.
We will be operating with a reduced number of tables in our pub so that we can adhere to social distancing guidelines. Availability may be limited so you are advised to book ahead for drinks and dining.
We are following Government guidelines on household 'get-togethers' and we ask that you adhere to these guidelines. In line with these guidelines, we are taking table bookings for a maximum of 6 people from up to 2 households.
We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a safe and social distance throughout our pub. In line with government guidelines 1m+ social distancing will be observed. Please keep movement around the pub to a minimum and observe any directional flow.
There will be extended bookable seating areas outside. We are doing our best to accommodate as many people wishing to visit as it is safe to do so.
We will be offering distanced bar service and table service inside to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to when ordering your food and drinks. This will enable a reduced contact experience during your visit. Single use menus will also be available.
To reduce unnecessary handling of cash, we are asking that, if you can, please only use card payments.
We ask that if you or any accompanying persons are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 that you postpone your visit.
Our rooms will be thoroughly sanitised before, during and after your stay. High touch points will also be regularly sanitised throughout your visit. We have removed any unnecessary items from your room to help keep you safe. All our towels and linen are washed at 80 degrees centigrade.
We look forward to welcoming you back!