The Cross Guns Inn in Pant is set to reopen on Saturday 4th July after its enforced COVID-19 lockdown.
The pub is managed by Nigel, Maureen and Asia who said that they are looking forward to reopening to regulars, although in a different way than before the lockdown.
A one way system will be in place inside the pub with entry from the side door nearest to the road, and exit into the car park near the beer garden. If the weather is fine, the beer garden gives plenty of space for customers to keep their social distance but if the weather is less than perfect, space will be limited as the pub has to abide by new guidelines, meaning capacity is set at 60 people.
Said Nigel: “The new rules mean that customers cannot stay inside unless there is a table free so booking is strongly recommended on Facebook or by telephone. We don’t want anyone to miss out!
“Luckily, we don’t need to have any plastic screens so we are going to be as welcoming as ever. We have also spent the time during lockdown to completely repaint the inside of the pub so we hope regulars will like the new feel, in spite of the one way system, which I am sure will take a bit of getting used to – especially for regulars who have been coming in for years.”
Tables will be limited to a maximum of six people meaning no big celebrations can be held at the moment.
Both cash and cards will continue to be accepted and Admiral Taverns have introduced a loyalty card which gives a free drink after the purchase of five.
Opening hours will be Monday – Thursday 12 noon to 11.30pm (no food on Mondays), Sunday 12 noon to 11 pm and Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 1 am.
Nigel has also confirmed that the Cross Guns will continue to offer takeaways for the time being.
You can keep in touch with the pub via Facebook.