Visiting the White Lion.
Upon visiting the White Lion there are a few changes in place and a few things to remember to make your visit more relaxing.
- Our entrance and exit is now via our back-gate which is located on Albert Street opposite the Garibaldi.
- On arrival please wait to be seated by a member of staff. There will be a QR code on the front table you’ll need to scan and enter your details for track & trace.
- Once shown to your table you’ll have to remain seated unless its to collect drinks or for a toilet break.
- There is a QR code on each table. (iPhone users, open camera app and put phone over the QR code and a safari link will appear for you to click, Android users, you’ll need to download a QR code reader app)
- Once you have done the above, you’ll be able to order and pay from your seat.
- Once drinks are made, they will be taken to our collection point for you to collect. This point is also where we ask you to take all empty glasses to when you collect your drinks.
- We will be running a reduced menu as we can only have 1 person in the kitchen and this may cause slightly longer wait times during busy periods.
- Toilets are available to use with no more than 2 people at any one time.
- Children are allowed but have to remain seated also.
- Dogs as always welcome but have to remain on a lead.
I wanted to give you an update about what’s been going on at the Lion during the Coronavirus crisis and lockdown. It initially took a little time to get used to the pub being closed and the quietness this created in what is usually such a vibrant place. Once the dust had settled (literally) I took to getting some odd jobs around the pub that usually are difficult to do when trading. Throw in some home-schooling of Henry and the days have been surprisingly filled.
My attention has now turned to what the future may look like for the White Lion when we reopen. There’s a lot to consider; implementing social distancing rules in a social environment, delivering events, which pre lockdown had become part of our culture; ensuring staff and customer safety as well as enjoyment. With these and more factors in mind myself and the management team are putting together a strategy to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience can be had once we are able to reopen.
We are embracing the closure as a chance to reflect and develop the pub into something even better than before. Something that will be comfortable and easy for us all after the crisis has passed. We are looking forward to the new normal and won’t get bogged down in thinking how things used to be. We have to move forward, and we want to do that with you our customers and provide a great space to have fun and socialise, even if it’s from a distance…