15th December 2020
It is with a heavy heart & great sadness that Beerhouses has had to make the decision to not open the pubs until the hospitality industry is allowed to open restriction free as opposed to the rules for Tier 2 or Tier 3. Therefore, irrespective of the Tier announcement this week we will not be opening again this year.
After much consideration of the restrictions, the figures and the way the government are handling this pandemic we feel we have no other choice. The way pubs work and for the health & wellbeing of our team we cannot be on tenterhooks every fortnight waiting to see what Tier we are going into and opening and closing at short notice.
Pubs don’t work like that and Real ale definitely doesn’t work like that!
We have investigated the ‘substantial / plated table meal’ way to be open and have found that this is not viable, it would only jeopardise our business further as well as creating unnecessary food waste.
We therefore have decided our only option is to cut our losses & stay closed until the restrictions are lifted and we can trade normally as pubs, we hope that you understand the reasons behind this very hard decision.
We want to apologise to our local breweries, suppliers & contractors, taxi firms, musicians, charities and other associated businesses that we will not be able to support through the next few months but we feel we will have a better chance of survival if we do this.
We would also like to thank our dedicated team of staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the summer, conforming to all the added guidelines and all extra work that was put upon them to keep everyone safe – they did a fantastic job in very demanding circumstances and lastly…
A massive thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us over the years and throughout the nightmare of 2020, we truly hope you understand the decision we have had to make.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and (fingers crossed) a very Happy New Year!
Please continue to support local pubs and breweries where you can and we hope to see you soon.