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Our new extended outdoor seating service

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.

Barnaby’s set to re-open this Saturday

We’ve waited a long time to say this, but we’re back!

At 1000 on Saturday 12th September, our new takeaway service will be launched, alongside a new “seated” service in our extended outdoor area. Both services have been extensively tested within the rules we must all now follow, and our volunteers look forward to serving you.

As you might expect, things will be a little different when you arrive. If you wish to be seated outside on one of our tables of 4,  wait until we can offer you a table. Use the hand sanitiser while you wait. Once seated, we’ll take your order and bring it out to you. Payment will be by contactless only.

Our takeaway service uses a strict one way system, which is clearly marked. Your coffee will be available from the window on the East side of the building.

This is all a bit strange for us too, and it couldn’t be done at all without our amazing volunteers. Please be patient with them and do as they ask. Our intention is to run a Saturday service every week with a restricted menu, to which we will add Thursdays and Fridays in due course.

 

Volunteers trial new takeaway service

Yesterday, Barnaby’s volunteers were invited by the BBT to “be a  customer for the day”, in order that they could trial a new takeaway service. The trial day was an important first stage in our phased approach to re-opening, bearing in mind the unique layout of Barnaby’s and the community we serve.

The trial day was a great success, and we are now evaluating the things we learned in order to prepare for a full launch of the service in September. Details will be announced here shortly. Thank you to all the volunteers who took part. It was great to see you again!