A PUB which had relaunched after a significant refurbishment only one week earlier than the primary coronavirus lockdown in March final yr is getting set to reopen.
The Golden Lion on Church Highway, Rainford had launched after funding on Thursday, March 12 final yr, simply eight days earlier than hospitality venues had been ordered to shut for the primary time underneath coronavirus restrictions.
After greater than a yr of fixed ever-changing restrictions to sort out the pandemic and three lockdowns later, the pub is trying ahead to getting again to normality within the months forward.
The pub is about to reopen on Monday, April 12 outdoor underneath the coronavirus lockdown exit roadmap schedule and because of a planning approval for a marquee within the beer backyard, as reported within the Star in March, is trying ahead to offering an English summer time within the beer backyard the place rain would not cease play at any time.
Golden Lion proprietor Chris Nevin says the pub has been capable of utilise the shutdown durations positively, seeing it as a possibility to strengthen the enterprise’ choices from offering takeaway companies within the first lockdown to showcase the pub after such a brief opening interval.
There was additionally the addition of the marquee in December to permit the “rule of six” underneath the previous ‘Tiers system’ to make sure a secure and extra nice Christmas than would have been doable with out a big climate proof area.
The pub has additionally cleared a derelict wooded space that has been unused for years and added desk tennis to provide kids a spot to play and luxuriate in time outdoors collectively after such a very long time indoors.
“As a lot because it has been a battle for everybody to adapt and an especially painful time for a lot of, we now have been blessed with an incredible staff who’ve caught by the enterprise,” stated Chris.
“We had 9 days of regular buying and selling after which over a yr of restrictions.
“The assist from the federal government by way of the council has been invaluable and the corporate has used the down time to plan every reopening to make sure the enterprise is stronger and safer every time for the staff and friends.
“We’ve got bought the whole lot to play for come April 12 to make sure we get again to regular as quickly as doable with the very best expertise for our friends.
“Ceri (pub supervisor) and all her staff have been very good all through and what’s extra they’ll’t wait to get again to welcoming everybody again.
Chris added: “Bookings are necessary for the primary few months to make sure everybody arrives with a assured desk and Observe and Hint is far more environment friendly this fashion for everybody.
“Nevertheless we’ll all the time attempt to accommodate friends who have not the place doable.
“The primary Saturday after reopening is absolutely booked and we’re filling up rapidly so it is going to be value the additional effort.”
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