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Our Coronavirus statement

COVID-19 Statement

The Queen's Inn will be reopening on the 4th July 2020.

We will be reopening with some new house rules to ensure everyones safety. Please read these carefully below.

Thank you so much, if we work together, we can keep everyone safe & our venue open for everyone to enjoy! We are so excited to welcome you all back!

House Rules

Due to government guidelines, we are asking all guests to:

We will be operating a table only service-this means no standing at the bar, or in any public areas including the garden.

Pre book your table for dinner or drinks, walk- in’s will of course be accepted if tables are available only, and time limits may be enforced if table has not been pre booked.

Only visit the venue if you are feeling well.

On arrival, please was your hands or use the stations provided around the building.

All guest contact details with be recorded as per government guidelines.

We ask all guests to wash their hands regularly & use the hand sanitiser stations around the building.

Dogs are permitted in limited parts of the building so pre booking is a must in these circumstances - all dogs must be on a lead at all times.

All guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines & respect one another’s personal space.

All hotel guests will have their temperatures checked & recorded upon arrival to the hotel.

Children must remain seated & supervised at all times.

Guests are not to move any furniture it has been positioned for social distancing.

For your ease & convenience, you can order via QR codes from your table, this will eliminate the amount of time our team members have to visit your table. Disposable menus will be provided for those unable to use this service.

Please pay via card if you can, please make all payments (where possible) contactless.

For your safety all staff will be temperature checked upon arrival to work.

Our takeaway service will still be operational with new opening times as of the 4th July: Every Monday–Saturday 5:30pm–8:30pm.

VAT Reduction Statement

As many of you will know the Chancellor recently announced a measure of assistance to help the hospitality sector. From the 15th July he has reduced the amount of VAT we will have to pay on our prices over the next 6 months.

Rishi Sunak noted that ‘These changes are being brought in as an urgent response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support businesses severely affected by forced closures and social distancing measures.’

We have carefully considered what this means for us here at The Queen’s Inn. Some businesses have chosen to use this VAT to reduce prices to stimulate demand for their business…..that is after all their prerogative but it is far from mandatory. The Chancellors intention was definitely not to enable everyone to have a cheaper holiday.

Overall the hotel sector has decided the most prudent use of this reduction in VAT bills, is to use it to reduce their tax burdens on their businesses over the next 6 months following 100 plus days of little to no income. We stand fully behind this thought process.

I am proud to say that all the jobs of every single member of our team have been protected & not a single member of staff has been made redundant. Our team’s livelihood’s rest in our hands & we feel we must make the correct decisions to ensure going forward that we can continue to provide secure employment for them.

I would also like to add as we have since opened, we have not increased any of our prices since before lockdown & as we all know we are now running at a reduced capacity due to social distancing measures & keeping everyone safe. We have also incurred a great deal of extra costs due to screens, signage, sanitising stations that we do not think we would survive with price reductions.

We are proud of the industry we are in & everyone who works in it through these challenging times. This is one of the most rewarding industries to a part of & we hope all local pubs, cafés, hotels, etc survive after all our towns, cities & villages would be soulless without them.

We will of course be a part of the Government’s Eat out to help out scheme to enable customers a cheaper dining experience.

We thank you all for your understanding & we look forward to welcoming you to The Queen’s Inn. We thank you all for your support & kindness as this Industry fights to get back on it’s feet.