Local pubs begin to reopen but Young's brewery delays reopening until later in July
After being closed for three months, some of the borough’s favourite boozers are reopening this weekend as lockdown measures start to ease.
Customers should expect table service only, and to provide some sort of ID and contact details, in case they need to be traced if there is a positive case of coronavirus.
There will also be plenty of hand sanitiser, and staff will be wearing masks and gloves and be behind screens.
It certainly won’t be back to normal for a while.
The Young’s pub chain, for instance, has delayed reopening until July 20. The chain has many pubs in Wandsworth as the borough used to be the home of the Ram Brewery.
The Spencer pub by Putney Common
is reopening on Monday 6th July with a limited number of tables available indoors. The pub advises us that they are encouraging booking in advance and they require a deposit to confirm any booking which will be deducted from your bill at the end - walk-ins can have tables according to availability. There will be no bar service - but, a full table service for food and drinks. They will have a 1 way sytem in and out of the pub.
The Spencer will continue to serve take away drinks and food for the customers who want to enjoy them on the outside tables and on the common.
Good news for users of the common - the toilet facilities will be available for all the customers which should see a reduction in urination and worse on the Common.
Youngs is also asking customers to book a table beforehand. They will be greeted and showed to their table by a host and asked to order and pay via the Young’s on Tap app.
Young’s pubs in the SW15 area include:
The Boathouse, Putney
The Duke’s Head, Putney
The Half Moon, Putney
The Queen Adelaide, Putney
The Spotted Horse, Putney
The King’s Head, Roehampton
Written with contributions from Sian Bailey
- Local Democracy Reporter
July 3, 2020