Update: following our successful opening week, we have expanded the number of tables and streamlined the system so that advance booking is no longer necessary. By all means book (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to be certain of a table, but we expect to be able to accommodate casual visitors in the garden nearly all the time.
Opening hours are Thursday to Saturday 6 till 9, and Sunday 12 till 3, until further notice. Please come and enjoy the novelty of our newly refurbished garden—and good beer.
Our army of volunteers have been doing a fantastic job on the pub, inside and out. The redecoration of the bars is almost complete, a new floor has been laid, there are two new wood-burners and the beer lines are being cleaned and reconnected. In the meantime, the garden volunteers have worked wonders on the garden, which is to be our outside bar for the time being.
The gradual relaxation of Covid restrictions enables us to open for drinks outside only from Friday April 16. Because we are limited on numbers we are having to use a booking system, though if you turn up at the gate we will accommodate you if we can. Please see here for full details of dates and arrangements.Initially we are only opening four days a week, but we very much hope to extend opening hours and move inside during May. Announcements will be made on the HOTV News page.
We have appointed Phil Evans as our bar manager while we are still subject to restricted opening. We look forward to working with Phil to develop the pub and expand our offerings over the coming months.
We are not able to offer food other than basic bar snacks since the kitchen still has to be thoroughly refurbished and re-equipped, but that will become the next priority as soon as the other facilities are fully up to standard.