Coronavirus: What are the rules of the pub?


Coronavirus has affected each and every one of us in a different way over the last year. During this time, safety as well as physical and mental well-being for our guests and our teams has been our priority.

With the latest government announcement we want to make it clear how our pubs will be operating in the best way to keep you safe, and also give you the pub experience you have grown to love and expect.

What are the new rules?

From April 12th, the first step of exiting lockdown means people in England can enjoy pubs using the outside space only (with the exception of using the toilets, walking through the pub to access the garden or to pay if required). Guests can meet with another household (including their support bubble) or in groups of up to 6, if they are from more than 2 households.  Where we have online bookings, tables can be booked for up to 6 people, but if you are from one or two households and need a larger table, please email or call your local pub.

COVID Statement

We have followed PHE and Government advice when implementing actions across our managed estate, in order to mitigate the risks posed on our team, guests and suppliers. For a full list of our actions see our statement HERE.

Our commitment remains consistent, creating safe spaces, reducing contact time, enhancing our hygiene standards and tracking our team’s health daily.

Is it safe to go to the pub?

We have taken every step to make sure our great pubs are as safe as possible, if you spot something that you think our team may have missed please let them know at your earliest convenience.


Finally, we want to say a massive thank you to those who kept the wheels turning in key roles and our NHS. Thank you to all of our guests who have supported our family business during a challenging time. Our purpose is to deliver the best guest experience - every visit and it is thanks to our amazing team that we have been able to do this. McMullen's has been through 9 recessions, 3 great depressions and 2 world wars- together we will get through this too and I dare say, be thankful of the simple life pleasures that we have missed.

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