• Front of the pub in glorious summer


We’re back!

It’s been a long three months but at last we’re open again for food & drink. Sorry we’ve been rather quiet since we closed our doors on the 20th of March, but we’ve been very busy trying to make sure first and foremost that we could stay in business, so that eventually we could reopen to serve the local community and our loyal customers – hopefully better than ever.

It’s been a really tough time during this pandemic for many people: individuals, families and organisations. Nothing compares with losing loved ones to this vicious disease, but livelihoods are at stake too, perhaps more so in the hospitality business than many others. Firms have gone bust, even well-known and well-regarded ones locally. We have worked hard to keep our team together during the lockdown, ready to take up the challenge of new ways of working, which we all need to observe – staff and customers – to keep everyone as safe as possible while they relax and enjoy their pub.

We’ve had a bit of a refurb inside and out and we hope you enjoy the fresh new surroundings. We have made more use of the space outside, with extra tables and chairs, and what was the overflow car park is now a smart new sun terrace – let’s hope the Weather Gods start playing nicely soon, and let us have some more of that dry, summery stuff we had started getting used to a few weeks ago.

You’ll see some differences when you arrive, lots of signs, advice, markings and hand sanitisers around the place. We have a new app to let you order your drinks on your phone or tablet, inside and out, and we will bring them to you. We know not everyone is comfortable with technology, but please try it. It’s quite simple to use and it will help us to serve you promptly and safely. We are working directly with the company who wrote the software to improve it as we go.

Of course, we have had to reduce seating capacity inside, in the lounge, snug and restaurant to maintain distance, so (especially if you want to eat) we encourage you to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Call or email us to book a table, or use the online booking tool which will be available on this site very soon. When you book or use the ordering app, please let us have your contact details so we can help the national effort to track and trace in the event of further cases being notified. We will only retain details in line with current guidance, and with your consent according to our policy.

So please do come and see us again, as soon as you feel comfortable to do so. We want you to know we are doing everything reasonable to make this a safe and happy environment for our staff, our friends, our family and you. Hopefully it will also be just as enjoyable an experience as it ever was, to eat and drink heartily with us.