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.

The ‘rule of six’.

From 14th September there will be new legal limits in place on how many people someone can spend time with in a social group at any one time. Whether indoors or outdoors, people from different households must not meet in groups of larger than six.

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.

While this limit does not apply to meetings of a single household group or support bubble where it consists of more than six people, to assist our staff in managing social distancing, we will not admit or serve ANY individual groups of more than six people to our outside bar.

Due to temporary changes in licencing laws that are in place until the end of September 2021, we can serve customers drinks to enjoy outside of our own bar area. It is the responsibility of people who are outside of our own bar area to adhere to ‘the rule of six’, behave responsibly and follow social distancing guidelines.

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.

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

Social distancing.

We follow current 1 metre plus social distancing guidelines. Our bar tables are spaced accordingly and floor markings are in place at the entrance to both our bar serving area and toilet to indicate a 1 metre plus social distancing space if queuing.

Our bar is currently outside only with a limited capacity.

Customer entrance to our building is strictly for use of our toilet only – customers will be asked to leave the premises if they enter the building for any other reason.

While our outside bar has a limited capacity, due to temporary changes in licencing laws that are in place until the end of September 2021, we can serve customers drinks to enjoy outside of our own bar area. It is the responsibility of people who are outside of our bar area to adhere to ‘the rule of 6’, behave responsibly and follow social distancing guidelines.

Hygiene.

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.

Music.

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.