Pubs in Gedling borough have welcomed the recent announcement by the Prime Minister allowing pubs across the UK to start opening from Saturday, July 4.
Places of mass gatherings, including pubs, were told to close by the Prime Minister when lockdown was first announced more than two months ago.
Landlords and landladies in Gedling borough said they are looking forward to welcoming their customers back and are currently now working hard to prepare their pubs for opening day.
Gedling Eye spoke to several pubs in the borough to see how they were preparing to open – and this is what they had to tell us
Nags Head, Carlton
Louise Howard. landlady of the pub, confirmed to us they would be reopening on July 4.
She said: “We are looking forward to opening and we will be following goverment guidelines.
“There will be social distancing, hand sanitising on arrival and a requirement to check or booking in with contact details to aid track and trace. We are currently working out the logistics of it all
“We will be outlining our specific guidelines for our site following advice from our brewery team in the coming days and I am currently finalising our risk assessments to cover our staff and customers to the highest ability
The Vale Club, Colwick
The Vale club on Vale Road is planning to reopen on Saturday, July 4. They are offering table service only for drinks which can be ordered using a new app they have developed. Tables don’t have to be pre-booked.
Nathan Woodward, who is general manager at the club, said: “Things will be slightly different when you return and please follow social distancing and other rules we have in place so we can continue to open.
“Please be patient with the staff as everything is new to us to and we are learning the new rules too.”
Gedling Inn, Gedling Village
The Gedling Inn will be open on July 4
The pub said that safety measures will be put in place which will allow a decent capacity.
Access to the pub is being restricted and customers will have to pre-book a visit via their Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/TheGedlingInn/ or by calling 07746910135
The pub’s landlady Beccy Webster told us: “I am happy but apprehensive about the reopening.
“I want people to have a good time but I also want my staff to be happy at work too.”
Old Volunteer, Carlton
The Old Volunteer in Carlton won’t be opening on July 4, but does have plans to start trading again a week later.
Landlord Andrew Dunkin told Gedling Eye: “We think opening on a Saturday is crazy and we’ve not been given enough notice anyway. Plus, we’re both in the vulnerable category and in no hurry to put ourselves at risk.
“We currently have a date of Monday, July 13 pencilled in as our likely re-opening date. We will keep people updated with progress. on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldVolunteerNG4/
The pub are continuing to sell beer boxes, minikegs and bottles of real ales every Friday afternoon to takeaway from 2 to 6pm.
The Gleaners, Calverton
The popular Calverton pub plans to reopen on July 4.
A post on their Facebook page read: “Covid 19 protection is in place and a full list of rules will be posted at the one-way entrance and around the pub. Anyone who does not comply will be asked to leave and not return until restrictions are changed.
“We kindly ask you to keep your distance, wash hands or use sanitisers regularly.
The Lord Nelson Pub & Kitchen, Burton Joyce
This popular village boozer can again be enjoyed by customers from July 4.
The pub have said that you won’t have to book a table inside or out if you want to drink although you may have to wait.
The Nelson is putting a ‘buddy’ in place top ensure there are safe quotas of people inside and out.
A post on their Facebook page read: “It’s been a long time since the doors have been open at the Nelson and we cant wait to see you all again.”
Cross Keys, Arnold
The popular pub in Arnold will be opening on July 4 in time for the local clash against Derby County and Forest.
On their Facebook page, the pub notified customers: “Under strict new safety measures we are operating a ‘bookings-only format’ for the game and other events we will be offering.
“The table allocation time for this event will be from 11am-3pm.
“Bookings are based on a first-come first-served basis and you will be notified with confirmation from ourselves once we have secured you a table.”.
Griffins Head, Ravenshead
The Griffin’s Head in Ravenshead will open on July 4.
They will offer two-hour table bookings which will be taken over the phone only on 01158745834. Bookings start from June 29.
The pub posted online: “Come and be looked after safely here at the Griffin. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“The bookings will be for tables both inside and out all will be table service to maintain government guidelines. Also we’ll be taking card payments only to help keep staff safe.
Also opening on July 4
- The Punchbowl, Mapperley (book a table via their website)
- Bread and Bitter, Mapperley
- Eagle’s Corner, Arnold
Reopening in July…
Black’s Head, Carlton
On a posting on their social media sites, they wrote: “After completing numerous risk assessments and looking into the guidelines, unfortunately we don’t believe we will be ready to open on the 4th July.
“This will be reviewed regularly and we will keep you updated on any changes.
A post on their Facebook page said: “We will be opening the doors to the TreeTops on Monday, July 6 at 11 am. Wanting to book a table? We are just finalising the plans on bookings and will update our Facebook page on how you can book a table very soon!
Elwes Arms, Carlton
The pub plans to reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 8.
Bookings for the carvery and afternoon tea takeaways are still available.
You can find more details at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheElwesArmsCarlton/