COVID-19 Policy

Keeping our staff and customers safe

THE BOWL INN – Beer Garden Reopening *15th April 2020*

We are delighted to inform you that we’re opening our beer garden on Thursday 15th April and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until further notice. We are looking forward to welcoming you again, and have put the following procedures in place to keep our customers and staff safe: –


  • Thursday 4pm until 9pm
  • Friday 4pm until 9pm
  • Saturday 12pm until 9pm
  • Sunday 12pm until 9pm


  •  Please use hand sanitiser upon entry into the garden.
  • The garden benches are 2m apart for your safety, please do not move them.
  • Please follow social distancing when talking to others in the beer garden and remain seated at your table.
  • Customers who are accompanied by children are responsible for supervising them at all times and should encourage them to socially distance.
  • Groups of up to 6 people from different households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) or in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)


  • Table service only. Please wait to be seated by the sign once entering the beer garden. Please remain seated once you are shown to your table, unless you need to use the facilities or leave the premises.
  • Every customer or visitor aged 16 and over is to check in via NHS COVID-19 app by scanning the NHS QR code poster or can provide their contact details.
  • There is a one-way system in place. Please enter through the side gate next to the barn and exit by the toilets.
  • When we reach capacity we will let you know. You are welcome to wait at the front of the pub (observing social distancing) or come back another time.


  • Table service only. Please wait to be seated by the sign once entering the beer garden.
  • Your payment will be taken once you have been given your drink at your table.
  • Please remain seated and do not go to bar area.


  • No food will be served during this time, only packet snacks.
  • Please do not bring your own food to eat on the premises.


  • Toilets are accessible inside the pub building (by the exit) please wear your mask indoors; the main pub building will remain closed.
  • We will be keeping the facilities well ventilated by fixing doors open where appropriate; this will also reduce touch points.
  • Toilets will be regularly cleaned throughout the day with a visible cleaning schedule.
  • Please wash hands and use hand sanitiser provided.
  • Only one person will be allowed in the gents and ladies at one time (unless you are accompanying your child).
  • After you have finished please leave the exit gate and come back through the entrance.


  • Litter and empty glasses will be taken by staff from your table.


  • Please bring appropriate clothing and umbrellas in the event of adverse weather conditions.
  • Please do not seek shelter in the toilet area.


  • Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed in the garden.
  • Dogs are only allowed at the benches outside the front of the pub.


  • We have a risk assessment which is reviewed daily to ensure it is Covid-19 secure in line with government guidelines.
  • As the situation changes, we will adapt our procedures accordingly and inform you of these.

Please contact us via social media or 01233 750354 if you have any questions.