The Wheatsheaf have announced plans to re-open! Barring any unforeseen circumstances the doors will be unlocked on Saturday 4th July – less than two weeks away. The team posted their announcement on Facebook:
We are preparing to re open alongside government guidelines on Saturday 4th July and we will be opening our diary to take bookings for both food and drink over the coming weeks.
As you are aware, with strict limitations on social distancing, we will be operating a booking system for 2hr time slots throughout the day, with 30 mins space between each table to enable our staff to do a full clean and sanitise of the area. (operating hours will be released soon)
Our menu will be reduced and some dishes will be limited. All safety measures will be put in place and we will operate a one way system where possible with hand sanitiser readily available throughout the premises. The toilets will be on a “one at a time basis” also.
Please note that we would require you to book a table with us even if you wish to drink. This is so we can restrict the number of customers on the premises, maintain all social distance rules and keep our customers safe. If any customers “walk in°, expecting there to be room, you may be disappointed or have to use one of the tables outside which will be kept free for such times – so please book!
As always, dogs & children will be most welcome, but we do ask that you make sure your child is accompanied at all times. Our garden summer play house will remain closed.
We cannot wait to see you again, welcome back and thanks again for your continued support *please note, this can and will change along with further Government guidelines.
This is great news for the pub and the village and perhaps another sign that we are starting to come to terms with the Covid-19 crisis. We are certainly not out of the woods yet but the return of the village pub is a sure sign of more positive times ahead.