MANY pubs and restaurants across the county of Herefordshire reopened their doors on Saturday, July 4 for the first time since the government imposed lockdown in March.
Some are operating as an outside venue only, some have cashless systems in place. All have taken the government guidelines on board and adapted them to make their business premises safe and welcoming.
Here’s what some of them are telling their followers and customers on social media:
The Spread Eagle, Hereford
De Koffie Pot, Hereford – A huge thank you to all our guests at De Koffie Pot and The Left Bank Village this past weekend. In particular we would like to mention how accepting our customers were of our strict two metre policy.
We are sticking with two metres for the foreseeable future.
Gentlemen are not always the best judges of length after consumption of alcohol, and we thank the guys for making the effort to abide by two metres.
NO3 Ross-on-Wye – Once again thank you for an incredible first full week on our takeaway service! This weeks Wednesday burger night features The No3 Beast burger!
We are now offering the tapas and No3 set menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Slots are already filling up quickly so don’t miss out. Call 07902317599
The Harewood End Inn – It was soooo lovely to see you all enjoying our garden last night. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed a beer and BBQ.
You all socially distanced wonderfully.
Bookings being taken in the restaurant Thursday onwards, please call 01989 730637 to reserve your table now @ Harewood End Inn
The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch – The 4th of July, where were you?
Many of you were at The Bridge Inn Kentchurch!
Thank you for your support, we still can’t believe you all came to see us!
We cannot ask for better neighbours,friends or for a better community.
I think we ticked all the boxes last night.
The Temple Bar Inn – Gino Fulgoni, Landlord said:”The weekend went really well. No mass drunken crowds, steady throughout the weekend, lovely vibe, good weather…well chuffed.”
The Temple have managed to sanitise the whole building in record time! Not only are we cleaning all touch points throughout the day, we’ve invested in a fogger to sanitise whole rooms in seconds to ensure our customers have the safest possible environment to visit.
The Royal Arms Llangrove – Thank you to everyone who came to Day One. We had a blast!
Crown and Anchor, Lugwardine – Charles, the Landlord of the Crown and Anchor Lugwardine, closely followed by Simon Bear Addison marched and piped the locals in on the re-opening day after the lockdown.
The Dog Inn, Ewyas Harold – We have had a great weekend being back open. Thank you to all that came to see us over the weekend. From Monday till Friday we will be open from 3pm.
Next Saturday, July 11, we will be open at 11am. Sunday, July 12, open from noon.
We have plenty of seating inside if the weather is not so good this week.
There is hand sanitizer by the front door.
Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow – Thanks so much for coming out and supporting us this weekend. We’ve had a wonderful time and we think you all did too.
CPK smashed it on their first day in the kitchen, selling out of their wonderful pizzas.
Ale, lager and cider was drank and enjoyed by many.
And the Broome farm sausage rolls were just perfect to be enjoyed on a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
We’ll see you on Friday, 2-8pm again, for more of the same.
Outdoors only, limited menu, please follow the guidance on site when you arrive.
Groups of six a maximum!
We’re still open for Click & Collect of our Cider & Perry and the Broome farm Cakes & Pies – please order by Tuesday 5pm for collection on Friday for food orders.
Cider can be ordered anytime, for collection when we’re open.
Which for now is:
The Red Lion, Bredwardine – Mike and the team will be opening the doors at 12pm. They have been busy making preparations and respectfully ask that when visiting you follow current Covid-19 guidance as closely as possible.
You’ll find signs and sanitiser dotted throughout.
Tables and chairs, both inside and out, have been placed with social distancing in mind (please do not move them). Toilets will be operating a 1 in 1 out system, and cleaning products available for your peace of mind.
As a small country inn our capacity is limited and when full a sign will be placed on the front door.
If you have any suggestions on things we could improve on they will be listened to.
We look forward to welcoming back our old and new friends and customers
The Oak Inn, Staplow, nr Ledbury – Thanks to all of our loyal customers who supported us yesterday to make it such a special day!
And a huge thank you to our wonderful ‘TEAM OAK’. As usual you all went above and beyond! New starters our head chef Marek and Max were fabulous alongside Hylton, Jules, Paul, Bella, Iveta, inguna, Selina, Kierra, Heather and Chris
The Black Swan, Much Dewchurch – Opened softly on Saturday to a warm, loyal base of customers. With discreet screens and clear signage and sanitiser around the building, Gill Constance and her team are ready for business. Food will be served as usual but please book. Reduced capacity due to social distancing.
Local, Richard Gummery, said: “Nice lunchtime at my spiritual home, all regulars and other customers respecting necessary guidelines.”