Pubs in England are permitted to open once again from Saturday 4th July.
It was a Friday in late March when pub landlords learned that they must close their doors to customers that day – for the foreseeable future. From this Saturday they may open again, but not all venues have chosen to open on the first day available to them, though.
New guidance sets out a range of measures for pubs to become Covid-19 secure.
WHAT DIFFERENCES TO EXPECT
- landlords have been asked to support the NHS Test and Trace system by keeping a temporary record of customers and visitors for 21 days. This means you may have to ‘sign in and out’ of a pub.
- expect to make use of table service
- it’s unlikely you will be permitted to stand at the bar
- a protective ‘sneeze screen’ may be between you an the bar staff when ordering at the bar
- you may be asked to order drinks using an downloadable app such as ‘Round’
- you will be encouraged to use contactless payments, or use the app
- expect many more staff, maybe expect to be asked not to move chairs between tables
- expect some screens between you and the next table
- there will be no live bands or DJs, in fact expect jukeboxes to be on a low volume (this is so as ‘not to incite singing or dancing’)
- you will be asked to use hand sanitiser or handwashing facilities as you enter the venue, use toilets or gaming facilities
- you will see clear signage walls and floors explaining social distancing rules
- expect a one way system through pubs
- you will be asked to maintain a distance of one metre or more between you and other customers
It is anticipated that the Police service will be patrolling pubs on Saturday, making use of PSCOs where possible. Police will be ensuring that customers are following pubs’ advice and that pubs themselves have adequate measures in place and that their staff are following the rules. Failure to accept instruction from pub staff can see you removed from the premises.
WHICH ANDOVER PUBS WILL BE OPEN?
Opening on Saturday 4th July
The Redbridge, Bridge Street, Andover
Open Saturday 4 July, new changes include new safe distancing measures, a new app, so that you can order without leaving your table, and some small changes to our menus. Visit their website, here for further details.
Andover Tap, Winchester Street
Book a table for Saturday 4th, they are open from 4:00pm till 10:30 PM. Booking via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t book you can’t visit.
John Russell Fox, ( Weatherspoons) High Street, Andover
Will be opening on Saturday 4th July, everyone must be sat at a table, they will be encouraging everyone who visits to use their app, to order drinks.
The Rockhouse, London Road, Andover
Re-opening on Saturday at 19:00. In line with the current legislation they will be operating at a reduced capacity with no live music allowed. They ask that visitors follow all guide lines to protect yourself and others at all time’s and to be respectful in this current situation.
Visitors will be required to supply identification regardless of your maturity so don’t be offended they will also heat scan you, and ask you to bring your own mask.
The Queen Charlotte, London Road, Andover
Open on Saturday 4th July, This weekend will be drinks only. Food will resume from Thursday next week they are taking bookings for food now, it will be essential to book for Sunday Lunch. To help them manage this weekend they are taking bookings for inside, so if you plan visiting give them a call on 01264 748946 to guarantee an inside table. Follow their Facebook page, here for the latest details.
The Weyhill Fair, Weyhill Road, Andover
Opening Saturday 4th July, 12:00pm till 10:00pm. No seating inside, but they do have a huge beer garden. They will be doing table service only, and only allowing a maximum numbers of 6 in a bubble,they will only be taking card payments.
Chalkhill Blue, Hawker Siddley Way, Andover
Opening on Saturday 4th July, with a few extra measures to keep us safe. Further details can be read on their website here
The Southampton Arms
The team on Winchester Road will be open at midday on Saturday. The pub will serve food between 12:00pm and 7:00pm.
The club on Love Lane will be open on Saturday 12pm – 10pm and on Sunday 12pm – 8pm. Members must renew memberships and are asked to drink in their gardens.
Enham Club , 15 Newbury Road, Andover
The club in Enham will be open from 2pm on Saturday 4th July. It will be open to members and their guests.The whole family are still welcome in the Club, however, children MUST stay with their parent or guardian for the entirety of their visit. They cannot wander around or sit apart from their adult. All toys and play equipment have been removed from the Club and garden to adhere to government guidance
Opening at a later date
The Station, Bridge Street.
Have decided not to open until Monday 6th July, at 2pm.
Royal Oak, Charlton
The pub will be open from Monday 6th July
Andover Central Club, East street
They are aiming to open on Friday 10th July at 5pm. It is rumoured that it will be open to members only.
Foresters Arms, London Street, Andover
They are working towards opening on Monday 6th July. They have promised to share more information with us, when they have it.
The Anton Arms, Salisbury Road, Andover
Greene king are opening the pubs in 2 phases. Phase 1 opens on Monday 6th July, The Anton Arms is a phase 2 pub and they do not know yet when I will be opening, they think it will be more towards the end of July.
The George Inn, St Marybourne
Opening on Thursday 9th July. Entry & Exit will be at the front of the pub only. Back Terrace will be fully open but the back gate is locked. Hand sanitising is at entry doors. Visit their facebook page for the latest information.
The Boot Inn, Shipton Bellinger
This popular food pub will open later in July.
The Angel, The Globe, White Hart Bridge Street, SP Bar, The Folly, The Malthouse, Red Lion at Clanville, White Horse Thruxton, The Chestnut, Crook and Sheers, The Town Mills, The Lardicake…
More information will be added as details are confirmed. If you run a pub please email us at email@example.com with your opening details and we will share your information.