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Covid-19
Update

Updated 23rd July 2021

Following the recent government announcement on the easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we’re planning to reduce the COVID-19 restrictions onsite with caution, care and consideration. Our priority is to keep customers, guests and colleagues as safe as possible. Even with the government relaxing restrictions, COVID-19 is still affecting the community; it remains important that we all continue to look after ourselves and those around us.

Whilst the government has lifted several of the legal COVID-19 restrictions, they have issued guidance to businesses that emphasises our responsibility to keep our customers and employees safe.

We appreciate the anticipation for life to get back to ‘normal’, however we feel we must continue with caution. We have decided to maintain our current health and safety procedures and keep most restrictions in place for now. With an increasing infection rate, the pandemic is still a concern and the responsibility to keep one another safe relies upon all of us.

You will find that many of the COVID-19 notices, capacity limits and distancing measures remain in place, this is important in helping us continue to protect against the spread of the disease.

To clarify, we will be continuing with:

Face coverings

We require all customers to continue to wear face coverings whilst in our enclosed public areas, unless exempt, or sat at a table. Our staff will continue to wear masks or serve from behind protective screens.

Sanitiser Stations

Hand sanitiser stations are located throughout our facilities and we kindly ask that you use them on entry, exit and throughout your visit.

Social Distancing

We encourage you to be respectful and mindful of others during your visit and please continue to give our team members space.

NHS Test and Trace

The NHS Test and Trace QR code posters will remain in place and we kindly ask that you check in or leave your details with us for every visit to us.

Contactless Payments

We ask that you pay by contactless payment or by using our online ordering app, where possible.

Screens

We will retain the use of protective screens at desks and counters to protect both yourselves and our staff.

Cleaning

We will continue to clean and sanitise touch points regularly and use the fogging machines in our public areas. Facilities may have shorter operational hours to continue to accommodate these additional cleaning measures.

Ventilation

Increased ventilation for the flow of air throughout buildings can reduce the risk of the virus spreading indoors. You will notice that windows and doors are left open, please leave them as you find them to encourage air flow through the buildings.

What to do if you are symptomatic or Isolating:

We politely request that if you or any members of your household have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, if you are part of a household isolation or if you have been advised or told to self-isolate please do not visit us, stay at home and self-isolate. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of or change to your normal sense of taste or smell - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/...

If you become symptomatic after visiting, please notify us immediately.

If you’re isolating and have concerns about a booking, please get in touch with our team.

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Get In Touch

For enquiries or to make a booking, please contact us on info@gamekeeperinn.co.uk or 01756 752434.

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Our hotel rooms and lodges will remain open. Guests may enjoy full use of our leisure facilities.

The Gamekeeper’s Inn will open for full service in the bar and restaurant. Drinks will be served from 10am – 11pm and food will be served from 12 – 9pm. Table service will be provided for both food and drinks and we strongly encourage you to book a table in advance.

Weddings, wakes, christenings and similar events may take place, we are continuing to review safe capacity for events. To enquire about a wedding or event, please contact Angela, our Wedding Coordinator on events@gamekeeperinn.co.uk

Important Information For Your Visit

Our Team

  • Have undergone comprehensive training in our COVID-19 risk assessments, new procedures, social distancing and increased hygiene protocols.
  • Have been provided with appropriate PPE including masks, visors, gloves and hand sanitiser, and trained in the use of each.
  • Will be required to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

All Guests

  • We politely request that if you or any members of your household have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit us, stay at home and self-isolate. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of or change to your normal sense of taste or smell - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/...
  • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Please pay by card or contactless.
  • Please wear a face covering in public areas of hotels and premises providing hospitality (bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes), except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Please ensure you are wearing a face covering before entering the premises.
  • Please use our main entrance and approach the bar where you will be directed in accordance with your reservation.
  • Newspapers and printed materials have been removed from the bar and bedrooms.

Bar and Restaurant

  • All guests must pre-book in advance to guarantee a table, please use our online booking system, phone us on 01756 752434 or email info@gamekeeperinn.co.uk
  • We request that you adhere to booking times in order to accommodate safe seating and reduce queuing.
  • Furniture has been rearranged to meet social distancing guidelines, please do not move furniture.
  • To maintain social distancing, we will not be offering drinks at the bar, instead we will be providing full table service.
  • Your orders will be taken at your table once you are seated, please do not wait at the bar. Our waiting team will serve your food and drinks to your table.
  • We have spaced our seating out between the bar, restaurant and function room to allow for social distancing.
  • Salt and pepper shakers and condiment bottles have been removed, and replaced with single use sachets.
  • Buffets and carveries will not currently take place, we have replaced our popular Sunday carvery with Sunday roast dinners which will be plated and served from the kitchen.
  • Dogs will only be allowed in the bar, snug and beer garden. Due to limited space, only two dogs are allowed per table.

Hotel

  • All guests must pre-book in advance. Please book online, phone us on 01756 752434 or email info@gamekeeperinn.co.uk
  • We are not taking payment upfront for bookings at this time to allow flexibility for changes and cancellations.
  • Upon arrival, you will be given a welcome pack of useful information for your stay.
  • Check out will be at 10am to allow additional time for disinfection.
  • We are deep cleaning after every stay using a fogging machine and sanitiser to ensure our bedrooms are disinfected between guests.
  • All laundry will be washed at a minimum 60 degrees for optimal disinfection.
  • During your stay, your room will be cleaned on request only. We will not carry out daily refresh cleans unless specifically requested.
  • Irons and ironing boards have been removed from the bedrooms and will be available on request.
  • Breakfast will be served slightly differently for the foreseeable future. We will no longer have a buffet for our continental selection, however all items can be ordered from our breakfast menu and served directly to your table.

For the latest government guidance please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We will continue to update this page as Government guidance is released.

The health and well-being of our employees, customers and local community is our top priority. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your continued support, and to thank our team for their hard work and dedication. Our thoughts and very best wishes are with you, your families and friends. We wish you all well and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

We will continue to provide updates using social media so please make sure to follow us.

Take care,

The Gamekeeper's Inn Team


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Takeaway Food
Service

We are providing a takeaway food service, available Wednesday to Sunday, 12-8pm

To view our takeaway menu and specials, please download from the button below or visit our drink and dine page

To order a takeaway, please phone us on 01756 752434
Free delivery on Long Ashes Park or delivery within 3 miles for £1

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