So the news on Tuesday wasn’t what we were hoping for, but we can’t say we were surprised!
From Friday 23rd October Greater Manchester will be placed in the Very High Covid Alert Level, which does mean a few changes to your visits to us. We’ve tried to answer your questions below; as if you’re anything like us, you’ll be having trouble keeping up!
Will you still be open?
We serve food, which means we’re still able to open. Hooray!
Who can I come to the pub with?
Just your household and support bubble, for the time being. This now includes our outside areas too.
Can I still come just for a drink?
If you’re purchasing alcoholic drinks they must now be ancillary to a substantial meal. We’ve got lots of lovely dishes on our menu so take this opportunity to sample some of our delights.
We will have some pocket-friendly dishes available for our drinkers to make sure you are compliant with the new rules. Plus, all of our pizzas are now 33% off, Monday to Saturday!
Can I still come in for a non-alcoholic drink?
Yes, you’re more than welcome to join us for this, you don’t need to order any food if your drink is non-alcoholic. That means our coffee shops at the Puss in Boots and Jolly Sailor remain open as usual.
Will your opening times be the same?
We’ll be open all day, but we might need to close a little earlier, once our last diner has vacated. We’ll also be serving food all day at all of our pubs. At the Puss in Boots and Jolly Sailor our full menu will be available and at The Hesketh, Fletchers Arms and Spread Eagle we’ll have our full pizza menu available from 2.30pm to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Can I still order a coffee to go?
Yes, we’re still offering our take-away hot drinks at all of our pubs. You’re still able to meet other households in certain public places, including parks and the countryside, which is excellent news as we have some amazing spaces right on doorstep. A nice long autumnal walk is even better with a freshly brewed barista coffee!
Are you doing take-aways?
We currently offer take-aways at the Jolly Sailor, we’re working hard to get these up and running at our other pubs. We will have more on that soon!
Can I book a funeral?
We are still allowed to take bookings for funerals for up to 15 people, please get in touch.
Is your quiz still on?
No, unfortunately, we are no longer able to run our quizzes so after tonight’s quizzes, we will be postponing them for the time being.
While this news has come as yet another blow, we’re dedicated to keeping our pubs; open, safe and welcoming places.
We are confident in our safety measures and are proud that our guest feedback has shown a 98% confidence to return record from our guests since July, when we reopened
Things are, once again, going to be a little different for a while but we’re positive that if we all work together and look after one another we’ll come out on top.
Keep smiling & stay safe,
The Almond family and teams x