Coronavirus Update

There’s been a few changes going on in the pub, and with government guidelines, so we thought we would clarify everything for you all in one post (bare with us, it’s a bit lengthy)

As of Monday 4th September, people can not meet in groups of more than six people either inside or outside. The only exception to this is if you are one household of more than 6 people (including a single person bubble).

Groups of no more than 6 gathering has previously been a guideline, from Monday it has become a law.

The current guidelines surrounding being inside the pub has been no more than 2 households so the new “rule of 6” will work in our favour as you will be able to meet in a group of up to 6 from multiple households.

We have always collected contact details for track & trace purposes so nothing will change on this front.

We have extended our opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 11pm and we will be open on Sundays until 8pm.

We are offering a 25% discount off food Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until the end of October; a weekend bistro menu which has been exceptionally popular already; and our brand new autumn menu is due very very soon.

We highly recommend if you want to eat with us that you book a table in advance, we expect to be very busy with our food offerings but have half the amount of tables, we may need to implement time slots at a table but we will let you know in advance.

Our one-way system is still in place but changes have and will need to be made. If you’re sitting outside you can now come in through the back door to use the toilets, please just check that the way through is clear. As the darker nights come in we will, for safety reasons, need to change how customers access the pub so once a plan is in place we will communicate this to you.

We are so grateful for the 2 gazebos loaned to us by Tuthill Porsche, they have been lifesavers over the last 2 months 🌧💨☔️but as the weather has begun to change the wheels are in motion for a more weatherproof solution to help get us through autumn and winter.

A C word that people will want to hear is Christmas and we’re pleased to say that we are now taking bookings for festive get togethers and also Christmas Day but all the rules stated above will apply so don’t delay booking your table.

We are still accepting cash as payment but wherever possible we would encourage card payments and no tabs of any kind will be authorised.

Our car park is open but spaces are limited so that we can accommodate more tables and chairs outside.

We hope these measures reassure you all and make you feel safe when you visit. Our main priority is the health & safety of our customers, staff and Chacombe residents. We are lucky to be located in such a lovely village that for the best part has been physically unaffected by this pandemic (not mentally or financially!!) but we do not want to become complacent, things are going to get tougher for all of us so please respect our rules and our village and help us to continue to be your pub of choice.

As always we thank you for all your support so far we are so grateful to everyone that has had a drink, a meal in or a takeaway from us, every penny you spend makes a difference! Let’s get through this together!🍻

Iain & Gemma