COVID 19 INFORMATION - FROM 19th JULY 2021
DRINKS ONLY - There is no need to book inside or out. Outside we have plenty of seating on our sun deck, inside we still operate table service only and do not yet offer 'vertical drinking' so tables are limited at peak times.
DINING TABLES - Booking is not essential, however it is highly recommend, even if it is on the same day... As we have far less tables than we used to have and we are still limiting the flow of people into the building at any time, our capacity is about 65% of previously. Booking is so simple by clicking here and instantly confirmed so why wouldn't you?
LARGE PARTIES - Unfortunately at this point we don't think the time is right to start accepting large group and party bookings. We have increased our maximum table size to 10 which we think is a great compromise! If your enquiry is for a booking beyond September, please contact us, as we will be reviewing this policy at the end of August.
CHANGES SINCE MAY 17th
As you know on July 19th we moved to stage 4 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown. We are so pleased that it can be dubbed "Freedom Day". But as we have all worked so hard, and sacrificed so much to get to this point that here at The Throckmorton it was far from "Free For All Day"!
The safety, comfort and confidence of our team and our guests is as ever of paramount importance to us. Plus we have had some really great feedback on how things have been going since May, so there will be some changes, but only a few...
We will be making very few changes to our furniture layout, our tables will still be well spaced and will not be moved around during service. However we are pleased that we will now be able to accommodate slightly larger tables of up to 10 people. N.B. Tables of over 6 people will have very limited availability so please ensure you book well in advance (which you can now do on the website).
LARGE GROUPS AND PARTIES
Unfortunatley at this point we don't think the time is right to start accepting large group and party bookings. We have increased our maximum table size to 10 which we think is a great compromise!
CHECK IN WILL BE AVAILABLE, BUT OPTIONAL
We will still offer the option to check in via the NHS Covid App or on our own check in register, but it is now your own choice.
Full table service will remain indoors and in the alfresco dining area - We aren't ready for large groups crowding the bar, and know a lot of you aren't too! So at present whether you join us to dine or drink, everyone will be served at their table - vertical drinking is not here just yet. The deck will be order at the deck order point at the bar.
FACE COVERINGS WILL BE OPTIONAL FOR GUESTS
Our team will continue to wear face coverings while serving at your table in order to protect you.
You may do whatever you feel comfortable with, whether you chose to wear a face covering or not, but if you choose not to wear a face covering please give other guests and our team plenty of space.
EVERYTHING ELSE STAYS
Everything else remains the same, our team are Covid tested weekly, increased cleaning, sanitiser availability, encouraged hand cleaning, refusing entry to anyone with covid symptoms or confirmed close contacts (staff or customers), one way system, distancing, giving others space, etc, etc, etc
We hope you agree that we have struck a balance between "Freedom" and "Free For All" and look forward to seeing you soon!
Sally, Dave & The Team
COVID SECURE RISK ASSESSMENT
We are happy to share all measures that we have put in place. You can download our full covid secure risk assessment here (Last Updated July 2021)