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…