Bookings are now available and are highly recommended. Due to the seating plan forced upon us by government guidelines, priority will be given to groups of 4+ guests. The current maximum table size we can accommodate is 6 guests.
By booking with us you confirm all members of your group are not currently showing any symptoms of COVID-19, are not in a household or support bubble with someone who has symptoms, and are not being advised to self-isolate by the NHS.
Please note that we are unable to book two tables for guests from the same group to sit next to each other. Increased distance between tables (and the government rule stating that guests must remain seated at their tables) simply mean conversation between tables is impossible, which may present situations where tables break the social distancing rules in place. This could then put us in a difficult situation to keep all other customers and staff safe.
We advise you to arrive in good time before your booking. Please be aware that if you are more than 5 minutes late, your table may be released.
Your table will be reused after 2 hours and we also ask you to leave your table in good time before the next booking, for us to be able to thoroughly clean down and sanitise the area for the next booking slot.
Bookings are available for tables in the garden, although covered and heated this area is still susceptible to the elements on colder days, while on a hot summer day there is no better place to be! With all tables being booked and allocated in advance please note we will not be able to make changes to move your table indoors on the day if the weather does turn.
We will be operating a one way system, when arriving at The Oak please enter the building via the front door and exit through the rear garden gate. When arriving at the pub we ask that you wait at the front entrance until greeted by a member of staff who will show you to your table. If there is a queue outside then please observe social distancing guidelines while waiting.
In accordance with legal requirements, we kindly ask that all members of your party wear a face mask upon arrival, and at all times when not seated at your table, such as when using the bathroom or leaving the premises.
Government guidelines now require all guests to register their details to assist with potential contact tracing. On arrival at The Oak a QR code will be presented, we kindly ask that all guests scan this code or use the web link provided to fill in our online form which will securely record your details.
As per government guidelines, all areas will now be seated only. All orders must be taken at the table by one of our dedicated waiting staff, at this time customers will not be able to place orders at the bar. Contactless payment is strongly encouraged.
Government restrictions now impose a 10pm curfew, with the venue closed and clear of customers by 10pm latest. Our last booking time will be 8.45pm. We fully appreciate that the imposed closing time is early, and are in the process of developing takeaway drinks options to allow flexibility for you to take drinks home after your visit.
Sanitising stations are placed throughout the premises for both customers and staff. All touch points will be sanitised by staff frequently and every table will be thoroughly cleaned down before a new customer is seated.
For all staff it will be mandatory to wear masks. Legal requirements also mean that all guests should wear masks upon arrival, and at all times when not seated at tables, such as when using the bathroom or leaving the premises. Click here to view our full risk assessment and hygiene procedures.
Please note that although capacity is reduced, service may be slower than usual in order for us to maintain safety & hygiene standards, so please bear with us during any delays. We can’t wait to see you all again soon!