Monday 22nd February – further to the announcement today, we could be open again during week commencing Monday 17th May. We will not be able to open as an ‘outdoors only’ venue before this date. More information will be published as we get it.
Monday 15th February – We are restarting takeaways on Friday 26th February.
Information about takeaways can be found here.
Wednesday 6th January – Lockdown number 3. We will be closed at least until March, we think. Stay safe everyone.
Wednesday 30th December – Devon is now in Tier 3, which means all hospitality businesses must close. We had planned to reopen in February, but realistically Easter is more likely.
Monday 28th December – The Church House Inn is currently closed. After it was announced that Devon will remain under Tier 2 restrictions over the Christmas period, we took the decision to close. The restrictions on hospitality mean that we cannot operate at a sustainable level.
Saturday 5th December – The Church House Inn reopened its doors on Friday 4th December, after the seond Lockdown.
Following the government announcement at the end of November, much of England (including Devon) was living under Tier 2 (high alert) restrictions. This has proved extremely challenging for hospitality businesses, many of whom decided not to open at all.
Under Tier 2 rules, we could only open ‘as a restaurant’, which unfortunately means that customers cannot just come in for a drink. This, along with the restriction on mixing households, has made many hospitality businesses unviable.
We think it would be better use of taxpayer’s money to subsidise businesses to stay open and help the economy, rather than furloughing staff because businesses are closed.
The notice at the top of this page was displayed at the entrances to the pub while we were open under Tier 2. Hopefully it explains the rules under which we were trying to operate. Please click the image above to view a full size version.
Page last updated 22nd February 2021