Welcome to the Hare & Hounds
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back from this Saturday. You will all know and have experienced in some way the changes that go with the reopening of businesses since lockdown has been eased, we are having to learn and adapt to a new way of living. We hope you can respect that the procedures we have put in place are for the safety of our staff and all customers.
🔵 The pub will be open at 11am on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July, our opening times will be monitored and will change as and when we deem appropriate
🔵 Last entry to the pub will be 9pm and last orders 11pm
🔵 The kitchen will remain closed this weekend and future opening times are still under review
🔵 There will be 1 entrance to the building from the front of the pub and 2 exits, 1 exit from the side of the pub into the car park and 1 exit from the restaurant side of the pub into the garden. These will be marked out to avoid any confusion
🔵 A one way system has been marked out and must be adhered to. We understand this will take longer coming to and from toilets etc but please understand this has been put into place to prevent people crossing paths. In the event where this is not feasible we ask you to respect each other, be patient with each other and cross back to back not facing each other
🔵 We have sanitising stations at every entrance and exit and we ask you use them as you pass
🔵 The bars will remain closed for the time being and all orders will be taken at tables by a member of staff in control of the area you are sat in
🔵 Your staff will be taking down your name and contact number as part of our track and trace system. Please be understanding that this is here for no other reason than the safety of our staff and customers and to help stop the spread of COVID-19
🔵 Your order will be bought to you on a tray by your member of staff where you will need to collect your own drinks from that tray to reduce how many times glasses our touched in transaction
🔵 There will be an option to drink out of disposable plastic cups if you would feel more comfortable, you will not be able to bring your own glass, we can not wash your own glass and we can not use the same glass twice
🔵 Contactless payments are preferred but this does not mean we won’t accept cash, we do advise sanitising your hands after handling any cash. Please be patient as we only have a small amount of card machines
🔵 Table are on a first come first serve basis unless previously discussed with management
🔵 As strict government guidelines are still in place on social distancing our tables and chairs have been strategically placed by management to ensure 1meter + is given to customers at all times. This means chairs, tables, stools or benches will NOT be allowed to be moved by anyone other than management
🔵 LOYALTY CARD HOLDERS: The left hand side tables of the bar will be reserved for loyalty card holders only for opening weekend, you will be asked to provide your card as proof, again this will be on a first come first basis, everyone requires to be sat at a table and all rules apply.
🔵 Children will not be allowed to run around or sit on different tables, they will need to sat with you at all times, our play ground will be open but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If a child is seen on there own the whole group can be asked to leave.
🔵 Adults only on the premises from 7pm, so all children and dogs will be expected to leave before this time.
🔵 There will be no standing to drink or talk inside, everyone must be seated
🔵 If the weather changes we can not guaranty there will be space inside the pub for you to sit but in cases where possible the pavilion hall will be opened
🔵 Our pool table and darts boards will remain closed for the time being
🔵 Our juke box is still able to be used but via the app only and the volume will be strictly set to background music. Please do not play any of your own music from a device you will be asked to leave
🔵 1 games machine will be on a for your use, only 1 person to be at the bandit at one time and there will be antibacterial wipes for you to use before and after you play
🔵 Shouting, singing or raising your voice will not be permitted
🔵 Extra cleaning will be carried out on a frequent basis, more table cleans, hard surfaces, door handles and toilets, if you wish something to be cleaned again please do not hesitate to ask
We appreciate that this is not the pub rules we are all used to but we hope you can understand these rules are here to keep everyone safe stop the spread of COVID 19 if we all pull together we can make the new normal as easy and efficient for everyone.
We expect all of our staff to be treated with respect and patience at all times and we will have a strict zero tolerance policy for an abuse
Thank you for your support during this time
The Hare & Hounds is the perfect place to dine, relax and unwind. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal, or relax with your favourite drink in our surrounding gardens or in front of open fires.
We offer a selection of traditional real ales, and also have a 'guest ale' which changes regularly- don't miss-out!
Our function room is a very popular location for weddings, business meetings, private parties and other celebrations. Our restaurant is an ideal smaller function room for funerals and baby showers. Whatever your occasion, we'll help you make your event as special as we can.
Call us now on 02476 332716 to find out more and to arrange your event.