Sheffield pub removes all tables so more customers can fit in during Covid pandemic

A Sheffield pub has removed all of its tables so more customers can fit in during the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 2:22 pm

Staff at The Bridge Inn at Thurgoland have taken the decision, citing the new Government lockdowns as ‘suicide' for the pub.

Announcing the news via its Facebook page, pub bosses said the move would allow double the number of customers allowed inside the venue at any one time.

It said: “We are now holding Covid support groups from 4pm onwards.

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The Bridge Inn at Thurgoland has removed all of its tables to get more customers in.

“Under the new government ruling I can only get 8-10 people in my taproom which is suicide for my little pub

“I’ve made the decision to remove the tables This allows us to have 20 customers in the taproom at once.

“I understand it all looks a bit strange but we are one giant family who come to the pub to interact with each other so in order to continue to do that I’ve had to think outside the box in a very short space of time and this is the best solution I could come up with.

“Track and trace still applies. Face mask are still the ‘law.’

“Your patience is still very much appreciated. We love you and need your continued support now more than ever. See you all soon.”

Customers at the Cote Lane pub have approved the move.

Nicola Beal wrote: “It’s so difficult for you as a business. Hats off to you for your constant efforts!

Stuart Roebuck posted: “You are doing a great job under very trying circumstances . Keep up the good work.” while Philip Vickers simply wrote: “Great idea.”