We hope everyone is keeping safe and well. It’s been a while since we’ve written, and what a strange few months it’s been since we were last open.
It’s hard to believe that we served our last pint at the club on the 4th November! With the Government roadmap out of lockdown now published we are beginning to look to the future and reopening the club. We don’t have a set date for this as yet, but it’s likely to be May once indoor seating is permitted as we just don’t feel it would be viable to open for outdoor seating only at the current time. We will advise of a date, and opening hours, as soon as we have a confirmed reopening plan in place.
When we reopen we are aware that a number of social members will have memberships due for renewal that expire end of March 2021 and we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who renewed memberships last year – we know that you didn’t get to use them as much as any of us would have liked but those renewals made a massive difference to our survival during a turbulent year. Whilst we have been able to make use of the Government’s job retention scheme, and benefitted from a small amount from the Local Restrictions Support Grants, these grants in no way cover all the expenditure while closed and your memberships have enabled us to keep our heads above water. As well as decorating some of the internal spaces last year, we have worked to make sure the club is covid compliant and made some improvements to the club to aid social distancing and the longer term use of the outside space with the widening of the patio last summer and the purchase of new patio heaters for when we can reopen.
When we reopen we will resume our popular events and have a summer date with Andy Otley in the diary ready, along with other plans underway- we can’t wait to be busy again!