Thank you all for your patience, we are glad to finally announce our reopening on Saturday 4th July, 11:30 am!
We will, of course be operating very differently. You will be able to join us for food, drinks or both, by booking in advance. We will have a structured lay out. Our opening hours have altered and we operate with a phone only booking system. Unfortunately our online booking system is not available at present. Please contact us through our landline, in opening hours, on 01243371533. This applies to all customers, including those popping in for a quick drink. You will be able to book a 2 hours slot, or less, and you will need to let us know of the exact number of people sitting at your table. Space is limited and welcoming groups of 4 and over may not always be possible, especially at short notice. The current social distancing rules must be respected at all times.
Firstly we ask of everyone entering the premises to only do so if they are confident they are not suffering with any of the COVID19 symptoms. The available entrance to the pub is our side door. The front door, roadside, is for exiting only. Please wait outside of the side entrance, in an orderly queue if necessary, for a member of staff to take your details and direct you to your reserved area. In order to support the government’s latest measures, we are obligated to take everyone’s details on entry (Name/DOB/phone number). Records will be kept confidential for 21 days, and carefully destroyed.
Please remain sitting, do not approach the bar, we offer table service only and strongly prefer card payments, for obvious safety reasons. Children are welcome, but please ensure they are supervised at all times and they also remain sitting. Sadly we do not have changing facilities for babies and toddlers. Hand-sanitising stations will be clearly displayed and available both inside and outside. Our toilet facilities will both be unisex, and depending on where you are sitting, you will be able to access the closest one to you. Smoking and vaping, whilst social distancing, is available outside.
Our canine friends are of course welcome in the bar, snug and outdoor areas. They should remain on a supervised lead whilst on the premises.
FOOD will not be served in the bar area, except for Breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 11am. Advanced booking is essential.
Both restaurants are available for:
DINNER-Monday to Thursday 5PM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 6PM-9PM.
LUNCH-Friday & Saturday 12PM-2:30PM, Sunday 12PM-7:30PM.
It may be possible to book a space in the Snug area (This is a very limited option as it accommodates 2 guests/table only.) DINNER-Monday to Thursday only, 5pm-9pm.
LUNCH-Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, 12pm-2:30pm.
BAR OPENING (last orders will be called 30 minutes before closing)
Monday to Thursday 3PM-10:30PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sunday 12PM-9:30PM
Apologies for this formal ‘Pub briefing’, but we thought it essential to give you the heads up. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again. Our friendly members of staff will all be wearing protective masks, although we are confident that their sense of humour and hospitality will not be shielded. See you all soon!
Simon, Cecile and The Sussex team.