New Lion Brewery makes every effort to follow the ever changing guidance that is issued by the government regarding keeping our customers and staff safe while our taproom is open.

Our amazing staff are working hard to ensure our customers have an enjoyable time at our taproom. We ask all of our customers to be considerate to our staff and each other while our staff deal with the following current guidance.

Tier 2 specific restrictions.

While we are covered by current tier 2 restrictions we have specific rules to follow regarding serving food and alcohol. Please see this post which details these rules and our own guidance for our taproom and bottle shop customers.   

Test and trace.

From 14th September, businesses are now mandated to ask one member of every party who visits to provide their contact details to assist NHS test and trace.

From 24th September, businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ at different premises using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details.

Customers at our bar can either provide their NHS test and trace information by scanning the official NHS QR code displayed in our bar or by providing it to a member of staff when asked to do so.

As per current guidelines, this information is held for 21 days.

Table service.

From September 24th, in licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table. Following this latest government guidance, service at our bar will be by table service only.

On arrival to our bar our staff will be direct you to and serve you at a table. Beer menus are available at each table. Our staff will continue to take orders from and serve further drinks at your table.

Face coverings.

From September 24th, following the latest government guidance, it is compulsory for customers to wear face masks in any part of our bar except when seated at a table to drink or eat. This includes our service area when buying drinks from our bottle shop to take away and our toilet.

It is also compulsory for our staff to wear face masks while working.

Social distancing.

We follow current 1 metre plus social distancing guidelines. Our bar tables are spaced accordingly.

Customer entrance to our building is strictly for use of our customers only.


We have cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures in place in line with current guidance and hand sanitiser is available at our tables, the entrance to our building and our toilet for customer use.

The ‘rule of six’.

From 14th September there were new legal limits put in place on how many people someone can spend time with in a social group at any one time.

In a bar such as ours, different groups of people are welcome and allowed to attend as long as each individual group comprises no more than six people and they follow current tier 2 guidelines on household/social bubbles.

We will not admit or serve ANY individual groups of more than six people.


Our music policy which follows current guidelines is available here.

Further information.

With the health and welfare of our staff and customers in mind, if you are in doubt or displaying any symptoms specifically associated with Covid-19, we respectfully ask that you follow current health guidance and stay at home.

If you feel unable or unwilling to follow our staff instructions or these guidelines or wish to question or interrupt our staff in respect of enforcing these guidelines, we respectfully ask that you stay at home.

We have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment.

We reserve the right to refuse service.