So, at last we have the go ahead to re-open, and, as we promised, we will, in time for lunch on Saturday 4th of July.
We have been busy over the last few weeks, initially setting up a community shop selling restaurant quality fresh fruit and vegetables, essentials and other things that were quite hard to get hold of, we also started producing a high quality dine at home menu, both of these with a delivery service, often without charge using the Moody Cow Land Rover, for those that couldn’t leave home.
Then three weeks ago we set up the Moody Cow Chuck Wagon, offering street food to go from a converted horse box located in the car park.
We have, as you would expect been working hard to get everything in place so that we could re-open to those that would like to dine in as soon as we were permitted to.
Those plans are now complete so here we have set out how we intend to operate as we learn to thrive in a new landscape.
We will open on Wednesday lunchtime from 12 to 3 but only for those that are clinically vulnerable, either because of your age or because of an underlying health issue.
The dining rooms will be closed on Wednesday evening, at least to start with.
Our usual service will be available from Thursday lunchtime to Sunday lunchtime, we anticipate that Saturday lunchtime will be more focused on families, especially during the school holidays.
It will be necessary to book in advance if you would like to dine in, and when you book we will explain how it works so that you, your guests and our team all enjoy making the experience memorable and safe.
We have created three dining rooms and two snugs, all the tables will be allocated to allow 2M distancing and some tables are perfect for those that prefer to be more distant from other guests, the snugs are very suitable for family gatherings from two households or where some members of the party are clinically vulnerable, we love it when there are three generations enjoying our food and hospitality at the same table, and you are welcome to bring your dog too, just let us know when you book.
The workshop and kitchen dining rooms are in a shared space, so other guests will be passing through, albeit infrequently, these are great for younger guests who will enjoy the atmosphere.
Sunday lunch too will be just like the award winning experience we have always been known for.
The chuck wagon has been very well received, we will continue to offer street food to go on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime, there is no need to book, just turn up and keep an eye on our Facebook page for real time updates, especially if you are coming from some distance away.
We will continue to offer a takeaway service on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6.15 to 7 for those that would like to enjoy our food in your own home, this will work in the same way as it has since we started offering the service in March. If you are not able to collect we will be happy to deliver to you.
Other than that you will find little has changed, our service, the quality of our ingredients, the care we take with our cooking, the attention to detail will all be instantly apparent and we really look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for the support that you have given us.