COVID-19 Policy

Keeping our staff and customers safe

THE BOWL INN – Pub Reopening *20th May 2021*

We are delighted to inform you that we’re opening the inside of our pub on Thursday 20th May and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

We have put the following procedures in place to keep our customers and staff safe:-


  • Thursday 5pm until 9pm
  • Friday 5pm until 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm until 9pm
  • Sunday 12pm until 9pm


  • If you or a member of your household is showing symptoms of Covid-19 please do not come in.
  • Groups of up to 6 people (or 2 households) and to interact with your table only.
  • Face coverings must be worn upon entry and at all times if you are not seated at a table.
  • Table service only. Please wait to be seated by the sign once entering the pub. Please remain seated once you are shown to your table, unless you need to use the facilities or leave the premises.
  • The pub seating is socially distanced apart for your safety.
  • Customers are advised to book in advance to avoid queuing outside the front of the premises.
  • Customers who are accompanied by children are responsible for supervising them at all times and should encourage them to socially distance.

ON ENTERING THE PUB               

  • There is a one-way system in place. Please enter through the front door, wait to be seated and exit by the toilets.
  • Please use hand sanitiser provided when entering and when leaving 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.
  • 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.


  • You will be served at your table only, please remain seated and do not go to the bar area.
  • We accept both cash and card payments, from your table.
  • Staff will wear masks to help keep customers safe when ordering.


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


  • Please wash your hands and use hand sanitiser provided.
  • Toilets will be regularly cleaned throughout the day with a visible cleaning schedule.
  • Only one person will be allowed in the gents and ladies at one time (unless you are accompanying your child).
  • We will be keeping the facilities well ventilated by fixing doors open where appropriate; this will also reduce touch points.
  • 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.


  • The garden will only be open weather permitting and table service only.
  • Please do not seek shelter in the toilet area as this is the pub exit.


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


  • Our risk assessment 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 email, social media or 01233 750354 if you have any questions.