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  • Tim Foster

So we're 👉OPEN👈 & trading in Tier 2 restrictions.


It's been one hell of a year as the pandemic gripped the nation, we all went into lockdown, we came out with some much needs sunshine only to last for 126 days & be locked down again. We've been closed more days this year than open, but we've not stopped. As soon as lockdown 1.0 came along we started our shop, meals for the isolated & elderly, meals for the homeless, free beer tuck shops for NHS & key workers & more.


Now we open with a large number of restrictions that will totally change our December trading, but we're one of the lucky ones, we can open. We've also been working incredibly hard on the building to make us THE GO TO place in Surrey & the south ❤️

Breakfast view across the lake this week

The *NEW* lakeside pergola. Fully heated, lit with a retractable roof in three sections so we can offer shade in the blistering summer sun & cover for rain or snow.

So what are the tier 2 restrictions?

  1. Individual households of up to 6 can meet outside. This includes our terrace so you can come down, meet friends for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. You have to eat on your visit if it involves alcohol, but not if you're coming for soft drinks or coffee.

  2. Only the same household can dine inside. The same rule applies to alcohol.

  3. You will need to wear a face mask when inside or moving around the building, it can be removed when seated. All of our teams wear face masks regardless of being on the pub main floor or in the kitchen.

That's the boring rules bit. We're here to keep you as safe as possible. We have been accredited with an independent COVID secure risk assessment, achieving the highest standard possible. We have also traded since the beginning of the year in & out of lockdowns. During lockdown 1.0 we had over 40 of our staff volunteering, we produced over 33,000 meals for the homeless, 6,000 care packages for NHS teams & front line workers, working with a volunteering team of over 100 individuals. In that time, not one of our team has contracted Covid-19 ❤️

We're back to our normal hours of 8am - 11pm, we serve food throughout the day with some amazing new day boat fish coming from our coasts, incredible meats from our local butcher & superb vegan & veggie dishes. Join us for bottomless brunch, festive feast or just escape the house for a few hours.

p.s. we are still doing the take away meals on Thursdays & Fridays as standard now


  • Tim Foster

With a new website comes a new blog feature that we did years ago, but bringing back now.

Joe found the amazing https://wearethesaltbox.co.uk after having a conversation with one of our hotel guests & decided to take Leona for dinner. If you fancy something totally unique & you love food & drinks, these folks will not let you down, the night was incredible.



The night then lead Joe to create a number of new cocktails for the list, including an amazing hedgerow sling & the next level espresso martini that has been getting some incredible feedback in the past weeks.




It's also made us realise that through all of the lockdowns & disruption to trade, we really should get out more ourselves! So, starting with this November lockdown we are heading out for a few days, grabbing the tent, sleeping bag, pans & heading into the countryside (for work, obvs) & heading to see some of our famers & the land. More stories to follow....


Stay safe, thanks for reading ❤️

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