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There’s no doubting that one of the aspects most people have missed during the Covid19 crisis is the closure of the good old British pub and restaurants!

These government instructions for owners and employees have been published providing guidance that bars & Restaurants must follow within a 43 page document – please read it & then you’ll understand the constraints that the staff are working within….

As pubs, restaurants and bars rush to finalise plans before reopening on Saturday 4th July, please remember that not a single member of their staff is suddenly an expert in disease control, politics or even the policies of their own company.

So when 20 of you show up to finally go out on the lash after three months of lockdown, it’s not the team member’s decision to tell you NO, but she HAS to anyway.

When six of you try to book a meal because you’ve not seen your grandkids for three months, it’s not the manager’s fault group sizes are limited so don’t demand to see them and tell them they’re wrong.

The government is again relying on the ‘common sense of the people’ so PLEASE remember that when pubs aren’t exactly how you remember them, or hoped they would be, we’ve all been in lockdown too.

No, they can’t just move some tables together. No, they can’t turn a blind eye (you know, just this once). And no, a bad Trip Advisor review won’t help!

Things will get back to normal, just not straight away. Please be patient and show some common sense.

That all said, I am sure that Ian Ridley and his team at The Highlands Inn will be pleased to welcome you back.