Over the next few days we have some changes to our opening times which you should be aware of:
• Thursday 23rd – 09:30 – 14:00
• Christmas Eve to the 2nd January – Closed
• 3rd January – 10:00 – 16:00
• 4th January onward – our normal opening hours resume
But please also be aware that, like many of you, we expect restrictions to be reimposed on hospitality business soon after the festive season. As such we’re not entirely sure what the plan will be for January. All we can say is that we’ll keep you up to date.In the meantime, the whole team here would like to thank everyone for their support over the last twelve months, and wish you all the very best for Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
For the Fort’s site opening hours and days, please visit their website.
Following changes in the guidance from the U.K. Government this evening, face coverings will be mandatory for all customers inside the premises who are not eating and drinking from Friday 24th July.
We know it’s not ideal. We know it’s short notice. We know some of you may be unprepared, so tomorrow we’ll have a small stock of masks to help people out, but as you can imagine we can’t enter into the free face mask business in the long term.
Thank you for your continued support. So far everyone has been wonderfully understanding given the circumstances.
Just like the rest of the world we were caught off guard by the severity and the speed at which Covid-19 affected us. Back in March, prior to the Government’s advice being issued, we took the difficult decision to close our doors temporarily until it was safe to reopen.
We are pleased to be able to say that we are now nearly at that point.
From Monday June 1st, we will reopen initially as a takeaway. There will obviously need to be some changes to the way we operate and the menu and services we offer for that to happen. In the main the changes are:
We will restrict access to the building so keep numbers of customers low. There will be floor markings indicating the social distancing requirements.
We will remove most of the furniture (although we appreciate that some customers might need to sit whilst they wait for their order to be prepared).
We would prefer you to pay by card (contactless where possible).
Our menu will be changed in order to provide a good selection of takeaway items.
We will be issuing cutlery, napkins etc rather than them being self-serve as they were before.
Key staff have undergone specific Covid-19 infection control training.
Outside furniture will be distributed to allow for lone or household group eating away from the premises.
We will not commence the opening of our evening hire events for the time being until government advice is given allowing us to do so.
Additionally, the Fort Amherst site will reopen to the public on the same day and is a great space to walk, ride and explore. Regrettably the tunnel tours will not be available, but there is still plenty to enjoy.