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A COVID-19 update for February

Hello everybody.

We now know the road out of lockdown. It is hoped that we are in the final phases of this lockdown, which we hope is the last. The snowdrops are out and the daffodils and crocuses are starting to appear. The nights are drawing out and suddenly things are starting to look a lot brighter. The most important factor is that the vaccines appear to be working very well.

So what are we going to do at The Horseshoes? The first thing to comment on is that the ludicrous having to have a substantial meal with an alcoholic drink has now been dropped.

From 12th April pubs can open for business with food and drink that has to be served and consumed outside. Unfortunately, the vagaries of the brutish weather make that unlikely to happen in a lot of public houses. For those who remember, going back shall we say a number of years, there used to be a 30 day weather forecast. If that could be done today we might be able to risk outdoor opening from 12th April if it was an accurate and good forecast. But a lot of the time that forecast from years ago was not accurate for 30 minutes, let alone 30 days and it isn’t much better today.

So The Horseshoes bar will open on Monday 17th May at 12 noon for inside as well as outside service. Food will be served Fridays, Saturdays and possibly Thursdays and the hope is that we can develop the restaurant again to a 6 day service at it used to be.

We will put another landlord’s note on the website at the end of March, but in the meantime please note that the quizzes will start on Tuesday 29th June at 8pm but food won’t be served at this quiz.

A note about December (yes, I realise it is only the end of February but we do have to plan well ahead) our carols evening will probably be Tuesday 21st Dec (the time TBA). We will be serving Christmas Day lunch, details TBA – if anyone wants details do call to enquire as there will be limited numbers.
The Christmas family quiz will be on Tuesday 28th December at 7pm.

We will keep updating events and times on monthly landlord’s notes.
Just to say, fingers crossed, the government’s road out of lockdown will go as planned with no problems.

Let us hope this very sad part of the world’s history is starting to come to an end.

Keep safe and well,

Kindest Regards

Paul Steer, Landlord
Debbie Adams, Manager