Howling Hops Tank Bar

Copyright Ross Cooper

The very short version:

No Table Bookings – No mixing households inside – Alcohol served with food only – Table service – Face coverings worn when not seated

The short version:

  • No reservations or bookings for tables, these will be allocated on arrival.
  • Alcohol may only be served for consumption on-site with food.
  • Last orders are at 10pm and we close at 11pm.
  • One-way system with designated entrance and exit.
  • Face coverings must be worn by customers on entry and when moving around the venue (to toilets etc)
  • Sanitiser dispensers on entry and exit.
  • Groups (maximum of six per group, no mixing between households) can be seated inside or outside (maximum of six per group, providing social distancing is maintained between households) after giving contact details at check-in.
  • Once capacity is reached inside, we will operate a one-in, one-out system.
  • We will operate full table service throughout the venue for all food and drink purchases.
  • All purchases must be made by card/contactless payment.
  • Tank Bar Menu available via QR code scan at table/click here/single-use paper menus.
  • Maize Blaze will operate full menu every day (here).
  • Takeaway beer and food options remain available.
  • All food will be served with single-use cutlery and containers, and bins will be brought to tables for their disposal.
  • Tables are spaced for safe distance from other customers and staff, and will be cleaned and sanitised between uses.
  • Toilets now have a socially-distanced queuing system, and the men’s toilets are now unisex to reduce queuing times.
  • High-touch areas will be cleaned hourly, and sanitiser dispensers are available for use throughout the venue.

Opening Hours:

Monday 12pm – 11pm

Tuesday 12pm – 11pm

Wednesday 12pm – 11pm

Thursday 12pm – 11pm

Friday 12pm – 11pm

Saturday 12pm – 11pm

Sunday 12pm – 11pm

The long version:

Firstly, we will continue a no reservations policy for tables inside or outside.

Alcohol may only be served for consumption on-site with food.

Last orders are at 10pm and we close at 11pm.

The Tank Bar will operate a one-way system where possible, and have a designated entrance and exit to reduce contact.

Face coverings must be worn by customers on entry and when moving around the venue (to toilets etc).

At the entrance, a host will find out if you are visiting to be seated, or to buy beer or food to take away. Takeaway beer and food options will still be available.

Groups (maximum of six per group, no mixing between households) can be seated inside or outside (maximum of six per group, providing social distancing is maintained between households) after giving contact details at check-in.

Contact details will be taken for customers to be seated inside or outside on entry, and the host will provide information about service, safety and social distancing.

Once we have reached our capacity for customers seated inside, we will operate a one-in, one-out system.

The layout of the bar and seating (inside and outside) should ensure customers are distanced from staff and other customers by at least 1 metre wherever possible. Staff will be distanced from each other at their own separate tills and work areas.

Ordering beer and food at the Tank Bar is now table service only.

All Tank Bar payments will be by card/contactless payment.

The Tank Bar Menu will be available to view via QR code scanned at tables, as well as here, to help speed up service times. Single-use paper menus are also available if necessary.

Maize Blaze will operate full menu every day (here).

All food orders will be served with single use eco cutlery and condiment pots. Bins will be brought to tables for disposal of cutlery and containers, and tables will be cleaned and sanitised between uses.

At busy times, drinks may be served in single-use paper or recycled and recyclable plastic cups.

Signage will be posted on tables to advise of guidelines and restrictions on group size and social distancing.

The men’s toilets are now unisex and a marked queuing system for both sets of toilets is one-way to ensure social distancing and minimal contact. Sanitiser dispensers are in place outside the toilets for use at entry and exit.

As part of this new set-up, staff will be doing their utmost to ensure high standards of hygiene are observed at all times. High-touch areas (including doors, tables, counters etc) will be sanitised hourly, and between uses where possible.

Thank you for reading this far, and again we appreciate your patience and understanding!

Howling Hops