October 2020 News Update
Well, another month living with Covid and thank you once again for all your wonderful support throughout September. Business is becoming tough, but our wooden outside gazebo has proven to be a winner and now has a large patio heater and fire pit to keep you warm in this colder weather…… so wrap up warm, bring yourself a blanket for your knees, maybe even a pack of cards and you’ll be toasty warm outside shooting the breeze and enjoying a little bit of normal.
We have made a few changes to our menu and launched our new take away menu which you can find on www.whitehorsebarrow.co.uk, www.greatbarrow.com, facebook, twitter and Instagram as well as inside the pub and on our outside notice board. We will also be offering regular specials mostly playing to Kelvin’s strengths and his experience with seafood.
Don’t forget we also have our 5 pint carry out containers…..You pay for four and we’ll give you the fifth on us.
We are working on lots of ideas, including our very own App, to help us through the winter months and if you have any ideas, we would very much welcome them as without you, we can’t do any of this.
As most of you will now be aware, we have been moved into tier two which means a couple more changes to how we can do things. We thought some key points might be helpful to remind you.
- Table service only and 10pm curfew remains.
- Only people from the same household can now sit together “indoors,“except for people who are in your bubble. The government guidance on a bubble is:
- If you are the only adult in your household, you can bubble with one other household of any size.
- If you are in a household with more than one adult, you can bubble with one other household containing just one adult.
- Once you have formed your bubble you must not change to another household.
- You can still visit the pub with friends and sit outside providing you follow the rule of 6.
- You can still pop in for just drinks.
- If you have chosen to download the NHS app you can now log in using that via the QR code that we have displayed around the pub.
This is ever changing so please don’t shoot the messenger, believe me, we hate it too!!!!!!
Many of you have been asking about the future of the pub shop so I will update you as much as possible. Currently the shop will remain, although in a reduced capacity based on your reduced usage and demand. I am currently looking into its future and how I see that looking and am in discussion with various local suppliers about that. We will continue to have a shop, but the range of products has not yet been decided. The pub shop has developed a loyal following which is wonderful but to maintain a full-time shop facility it needs commitment from a much larger percentage of the village community. If we want these lovely facilities in our village, we really must commit to using them consistently and on a regular basis.
With that in mind, I am going to be working with new the shop committee to try to develop a viable community shop for the village which I believe is so very important for the community and especially the elderly and vulnerable amongst us. More of this to come as things develop.
Our hours have had to change again so please take a moment to check below. Stay safe everyone and thanks for taking the time to read.
Shop opening hours remain 9-12 in the morning and pub hours in the evening as below:
Monday pub closed (shop still open AM)
Tuesday 4-9pm (kitchen 5-8.30)
Wednesday 4-10pm (kitchen 5-8.30)
Thursday 4-10pm (kitchen 5-8.30)
Friday 4-10pm (kitchen 58.30)
Saturday 12-10pm (kitchen 5-8.30)
Sunday 12-8pm (kitchen 12-6)