As part of our phased approach to re-opening Barnaby’s, cake is back! We’ve extended our partnership with Bishops Waltham Country Market to supply cake to Barnaby’s every day, starting this weekend. All the old favourites will be back, and our volunteers look forward to serving you.
In celebration of Barnaby’s return to its rightful place as a hub for the village, we we’ll be hosting a collection of privately-owned classic cars on Saturday 26th June. Full details of the cars on show will be confirmed closer to the time, but they already include:
- 1930 Austin 7 Swallow
- 1934 Riley Mentone 14/6
- 1936 Austin 10
- 1959 Morris Mini
- 1985 Mercedes 280 SL Sports
- 1986 Lancia Fulvia
As part of our ‘phased’ approach to re-opening, Barnaby’s outdoor seating is now available. This does rather put us at the mercy of the weather gods, but we’re going ahead anyway! If there is a table available, please sit down and then send an emissary up to the till to place your groups order.
The takeaway service will operate as normal.
There are restrictions still in place for meeting people outdoors (rule of 6, social distancing etc), so please be mindful of those while you are visiting Barnaby’s. If in doubt, one of our wonderful volunteers will help you.
The easing of Government restrictions this week allows for non-essential shops and business to open. Because Barnaby’s is such a vital hub for our community, we are now finalising a plan with the help of the PCC that ensures we can open Barnaby’s as safely as possible, particularly so far as the rules on social gathering are concerned.
Our intention is to run two “trial days” on Saturday 24th April and Saturday 1st May between 10am and midday. Both days will feature a takeaway-only service. The outdoor seating will not be available. We sincerely hope that you will support our trial dates by coming along to enjoy a lovely coffee!
Since the Government posted their roadmap for the easing of restrictions, the BBT have been considering how and when Barnaby’s might reopen. In short, we are very much looking forward to 21st June when it is expected that all the legal limits on social contact will be removed. That is the point at which Barnaby’s will be able to safely return to its rightful place as a vital hub for our community.
The Government roadmap proposes a series of steps that lead up to 21st June. Indeed, we could potentially launch a restricted outdoor service as early as 12th April. So as that date approaches, we’ll be able to tell you more about our plans, guided by whatever is required in order to operate as safely and as successfully as possible. Until then, please stay safe.
In order to protect our volunteers and our customers, Barnaby’s will not re-open as planned after Autumn Half Term. This follows the announcement of a nationwide lockdown that will begin on Thursday 5th November.
There is no telling when we’ll be back, but we’ll post details here when we are ready to do so. In the meantime, please keep yourselves and your families safe.
As per previous years, Barnaby’s will be closed for period of the Autumn Half Term holiday. We hope you all have a lovely time.
We hope to be back with our takeaway service and outdoor seated service soon after. Details will be confirmed nearer the time. We look forward to see you all then.
As the guidelines for businesses like Barnaby’s tighten up, we want to be clear about the rules that apply to those enjoying our outdoor seating area. This will allow us to continue to provide the service you enjoy:
- Barnaby’s now has 1 table that seats 6 customers, and 4 tables that seat 4 customers. Please wait until one of our volunteers can seat you at a table suited to your size of group
- It is not possible to reserve a table
- If a table is not available for your size of group, please do not move our tables or chairs
- Once seated, do not move to a different table from the one at which you were originally seated
- You can remove your mask when you sit down. Put it back on again when you get up, and ensure you are socially distanced when you do so
Most importantly, please respect the requests of our volunteers, particularly if a table is not immediately available for your size of group. With your help, we’ll be able to continue giving you the service we know you want.
Following successful trials of our takeaway service, we are now ready to extend this service to Thursdays & Fridays. This will be launched on Thursday 8th October. Our hours are therefore as follows:
Takeaway service available from 2pm to 4pm
Takeaway service available from 9am to 11am
Takeaway & outdoor seated services available from 10am to midday
If you have volunteered at Barnaby’s, you’ll have recently received an email from us asking if you’d like to help with our new takeaway and outdoor seated services. Many of you have replied.
Barnaby’s doesn’t work without people like you, so if you have not received the email, please write to email@example.com and us know. If you have received it and not replied, please get in touch.