Firstly, all of us at The Gari would like to give a huge heartfelt thanks to anyone who’s supported us through lockdown, whether that be ordering takeout from The Taco Kitchen, making use of our pint-thru service, sharing memories on Instagram or just taking part in the virtual quiz (thanks @garibaldiquizman)! It was really lovely to see some friendly faces and your continued support has been incredibly humbling.
Following the governments annoucement last Tuesday on the easing of lockdown restrictions we’re delighted to say that we’ll be re-opening our doors this Satuday from 12pm to midnight…albeit with a few changes in place!
In line with guidance issued by the government we are implementing some special precautions to help keep us all safe. These changes will seem a little odd at first but with everyones co-operation we’re sure your visit to the pub will be as memorable as ever!
The main changes you will notice are as follows…
ARRIVING AT THE PUB
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of staff who will show you to your seats. A sanitising station will be set up by the entrance so that hands can be sanitised upon entry. We’ve set up a one way system with entry via the main front door and exit via the double doors below the ‘this is not an exit’ neon sign (…ironic we know!). Contact details (name and phone number) of each person will need to be provided to assist with the NHS test and trace system – these will be stored securely for 21 days after which they will be destroyed.
PLACING AN ORDER
To minimise contact and to reduce the risk of transmission we’ve introduced table service which means there’s no more ordering or sitting at the bar for a while! Fresh disposable menus will be available at each table, once you’re comfortably seated and ready we’ll take your order. When it’s ready we’ll place it at your collection point along with a card machine for you to collect and pay. We’d prefer you to use contactless card payments but we can make exceptions for cash payments if needed. We’ll still be serving our tasty Mexican menu from our Taco Kitchen from 4-9pm weekdays and 12-9pm at weekends.
Groups will be limited to a maximum of six guests from two different households (including bubbles). Groups will be shown to tables which have been arranged at a safe distance apart from other groups under social distancing guidelines. This means we’ll have a reduced capacity and so we recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment. The pool table/room can now be hired out in one-hour slots for one group at a time to play unlimited pool during their time slot. Staff will sanitise all pool equipment between each group booking.
We have put rigorous cleaning processes in place so you can be assured that the pub is doing all it can to minimise any risks and to keep us all safe as possible. Every table will be sanitised between groups, contact surfaces and toilets will be cleaned at regular intervals, and sanitising stations will be set up at various points throughout the pub.
If you wish to make a booking for this weekend please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via social media.
We can’t wait to have you back.
Team Gari x