We reopened Thursday 17th and we did hope to trade during the festive period.
We have reflected on this over the weekend and we have decided that we will be closed from today (Monday 21st).
There are numerous factors which influenced this decision; the trading conditions were already really difficult, the additional new tier 4 restrictions have resulted in a reduction in the numbers of reservations from outside the area. So from a commercial perspective we feel we “lose less” by staying closed.
We also feel we have strong ethical obligations to our staff and guests. We do not want to try and remain open and potentially contribute to the rising number of cases.
We had a positive case at our other pub and it really stressed to us that the safety, comfort and wellbeing of our team and guests is much more important at this present time.
If you do have a reservation, we do apologise but we hope you understand our reasons – we will try and contact you asap.
We would also like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the New Year.
Please stay safe.