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Canalside pubs with good social distancing measures in place

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11 hours ago, Victor Vectis said:

Everards beer?

Plus at least 3 other breweries when we've been there.

 

Currently moored outside the Toby Carvery at Festival Park, Stoke. No sign of social distancing being enforced last night. Too many outside tables with several pushed together.

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35 minutes ago, pearley said:

Plus at least 3 other breweries when we've been there.

 

Currently moored outside the Toby Carvery at Festival Park, Stoke. No sign of social distancing being enforced last night. Too many outside tables with several pushed together.

Hereby lies the problem. Probably a case of young inexperienced low paid staff who think ( Rightly ) its nowt to do with me why should I confront anyone and get hassle. Most pubs simply do not have the space to do the job properly, not their faults just a fact of life re the constraints of a building. Its the numpties who go to these places and dont comply that are the problem. Its all very safe if numpties dont attend, beaches being a prime example.

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I think The Swan at Fradley needs a licensee and bar staff that actually care about their customers

Several pubs in Stone including the swan have closed voluntarily for the rest of the week after the debacle at the Crown and Anchor. I believe the Star and jdw are still open

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Visited The Greyhound at Hawkesbury Junction a couple of nights ago. I thought the measures and the staff were both very good indeed. Nice meal too. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

Visited The Greyhound at Hawkesbury Junction a couple of nights ago. I thought the measures and the staff were both very good indeed. Nice meal too. :)

 

I was talking to another boater who had been for a meal, said the same thing. He sat inside

On 29/07/2020 at 15:13, cuthound said:

 

The Crown and Anchor has closed again after causing a localised outbreak of CV-19

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-53577728

Here is the update https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/everything-know-crown-anchor-coronavirus-4381060

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It is not possible to properly isolate in a pub .A shop,yes as you are in and out fairly quickly,but in a pub you may be breathing the same air as everyone else for a couple of hours or more.

It is nonsense to suggest that it is safe to go to a pub.

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19 hours ago, Mad Harold said:

It is not possible to properly isolate in a pub .A shop,yes as you are in and out fairly quickly,but in a pub you may be breathing the same air as everyone else for a couple of hours or more.

It is nonsense to suggest that it is safe to go to a pub.

Many (most?), like the Greyhound I referred to earlier, are serving outdoors and setting a time limit. This, along with masked servers and table separation such as the Greyhound had also ensured, ought to make a visit "to" a pub pretty safe. I agree with your sentiment if you mean "in" a pub.

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I’ve seen the extremes this week from a few measures to the bizarre. 
I’ve seen a bar completely enclosed in plastic with a clocking in and out machine. 
And I’ve been in a bar with just sticky tape over the stools pushed up against the bar and no requirement to sign in. 
 

The best thing to happen: Woodenspoons now clear their tables. My experience of Woodenspoons has always been having to clear the table of glasses and plates before sitting down. Now they clear everything away and wipe down surfaces. Progress.  👍

 

 

 

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⁹We thought we would try a pub for the first time last night, went to the Wheatsheaf in Crick.

We fancied a pint outside the front, one other family there.

We had to walk round the back as the front door is exit only. Entering, we were instructed to sanitise our hands, and then follow the lady through sheets of plastic , through the rear bar, sealed off with sheets of plastic, through the front bar....again hidden in sheets of plastic, and then outside to a table of our choice where we were asked what we would like to drink.

The Bombadier was passable, Kathy's San Miguel better......the only bottle lager they had was Budweiser.

Trying to pay was interesting, with the card machine having to be held above head height for a signal.

We didnt stay for a 2nd .....not a pleasant experience.

On our way back to the boat, we tried the Moorings which was lovely, pleasant knowledgeable staff, canalside table and the sun came out, just as the Sauvignon Blanc arrived. The food we saw looked good, dinner was already in the oven though. Will stop for food on the way back.

 

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The Holy Inadequate has now reopened. However, it is necessary to book a table at busy times and unsuprisingly priority will be given to regulars. We plan to give it a go in a week or so.

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4 of us had nice lunch at the Boat Birdlingbury wharf yesterday. Well organised and decent pint as well

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