"...Once more outside the pub, dear friends, once more, and close our throats around this English ale.
In lockdowns one and two, and all those tiers and tears between, nothing so became a man as gentle peace and sobriety;
But when the shout of ‘they're open' rings in our ears, then imitate the action of the racehorse.
Stiffen the elbows and summon up the beergut, disguise innebriation with a gentle gaze.
Now set your mouth and stretch your tonsils wide.
Hold hard the glass and bend every tankard to it’s full height.
On, on you noble quaffers, you whose blood was made by fathers of six percent proof,
Fathers that like so many hardened drinkers have in this pub from morn till even drunk and never left without an argument.
And you good yeoman, whose arms could lift for England, show us here the bottom of your glasses.
For there is none of you so mean and base that has not trouble focussing your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds at the bar straining upon the start.
The game’s afoot.
Follow beer with spirits and upon this charge cry thank God for Banks's, Guinness, and all those weird craft beers..."
On Monday 17th May we are all allowed back inside the pub. So from Monday onwards we will be releasing a new lunch and dinner Menu, which we will be sharing with you all soon. This also means that our lunch services will now be 12pm to 2pm, dinner will be 6.30pm to 8pm, and we will be taking bookings (call 01886 832224).
We still have to follow some rules:-
- It's still going to be table service across the whole pub.
- No more than 6 to a table (Unless it's two households).
- Everyone must sign in via the NHS Track and Trace OR on the back of the menus OR on our handy clipboard.
- Masks MUST be worn unless seated.
- Social Distancing is still in place.
We are so excited to welcome you back inside, see you soon!
Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 11pm
Sunday, 12pm to 9pm
Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2.30pm (Last booking 2pm) and 6.00pm to 8.30pm (Last booking at 8pm)
Sunday Lunch Service, 12pm to 6pm (Last booking at 5.30pm)