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Our new extended outdoor seating service

Special hours confirmed for Christmas Week

Many of you have been enjoying Barnaby’s in the run-up to Christmas – either to meet up with friends for the first time in a while, or to sit with your laptop and research potential present ideas, or to give your kids that special end-of-term treat. To help support this need, Barnaby’s will have special opening hours during Christmas Week:

  • Monday 20th December 10am to noon
  • Tuesday 21st December 10am to noon
  • Wednesday 22nd December 10am to noon

Barnaby’s will be back on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

 

Back to normal from Saturday 4th September

Without our wonderful volunteers, Barnaby’s can not function. As more and more of you come back to  help with a shift or two, so we are now able to return to full pre-pandemic opening hours. Therefore, from Saturday 4th September, Barnaby’s will be open:

Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9am to midday
2pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to midday
2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

If you would like to volunteer, even if only for an hour or two here and there, please head to barnabys.coffee/volunteer so we can get in touch! For those who already have a login, September shifts are now available on ShiftController.

‘House rules’ from 19th July

The easing of restrictions in the UK from today allows us to finally open up our indoor seating – the first time in well over a year!  In a similar vein to other hospitality venues, we are going to retain some simple ‘house rules’ in order to keep everyone as safe as we can.

  • Please wear a mask (unless you have an exemption)
  • Please use the hand sanitiser as you enter
  • Check in using the NHS QR code, or complete the Track & Trace form by the door
  • Once seated, send an emissary to the till to place your order
  • Sit back & relax. We’ll bring your order to you, even if you are outside

Thank you. Together, we will keep Barnaby’s safe.

Weekday opening returns

We’ve been busy recently, training new volunteers and modifying our procedures to ensure we can serve you yummy coffee and cake in these challenging times.

Now we’re ready to return to weekday opening, kicking off with Fridays from 9am to midday. We’ve got lots of new things to see at Barnaby’s, including some delightful new flower displays outside, courtesy of our very own Berty Ferrone. Grazie Berty!

 

Come on in!

As part of our gradual return to full service, this weekend you’ll be able to come on in to Barnaby’s to place your coffee order and choose a yummy cake! Like many other places, we sadly do not have the space to seat anyone indoors within the current Government guidelines, but we’ve got lots of tables outside!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Outdoor seating is back!

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. 

When might Barnaby’s return?

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.

The BBT

Sitting outside? Here’s what you need to know.

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.