A message from the Stanton Family…
Hello everyone, we really hope you are all keeping safe and well during this dreadful
global pandemic. It certainly has turned the world as we know it, upside down.
The Government announced on March 20th 2020 that all pubs and restaurants were to
close that evening, since then, we (along with you all), were plunged into the unknown.
After months of closure and a daily battle trying to keep the business afloat, it appears
there may be light at the end of the tunnel. The latest guidelines are that we can open to
residents from 4th July following strict social distancing regulations, this is a hopeful line in the sand.
With this in mind, we wanted to let you know about our plans and our commitment to
keeping our guests and our staff safe. We understand the huge responsibility upon us and
we have spent the time we have been closed researching and keeping up to date with
Our 9 rooms will be available to book from 4th July 2020 (unless the situation changes).
All bookings and deposits are 100% guaranteed, no quibble return of funds, we think this
is vital going forward. Given the size of The Pickwick, we are lucky in that we will be able
to offer breakfast in our restaurant with at least 2 metres between tables, however there
will be some changes, for instance no self-service for fruit, yoghurts etc.
With regard to bookings, we have some very kind guests who have allowed us to hold
onto their deposits when their dates were cancelled, we are prioritising these guests for
any future bookings, we think this is the right thing to do. Once these guests have been
reallocated dates, we will open up any remaining availability. The best way to book is
direct with us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01841540 361 (10am – 2.30pm).
In terms of our offering, we have plans to utilise the wonderful space we are so lucky to
have. We plan to hold BBQs on our sea-view terrace, social distance picnics in our sea-view
meadow, social distance drinks in the front beer garden and a fine-dining taster
menu for restricted numbers in the restaurant in the evenings. All of these offerings will
need to be pre-booked. Details will follow with a timetable and the opportunity to book
your place. We also have drive-in cinema events booked, tickets are available via our
Facebook Page ‘ThePickwickInn’.
It will be 40 years since we bought the Pickwick next year and we certainly didn’t envisage
having to reinvent the wheel at this stage! BUT we are trying and we hope you will
support us and also be mindful of the rules it is so vital we adhere to. We are all in this
together, we hope that we can be part of creating lots of new memories, the world
certainly needs some joy.
Stay safe and we can’t wait to welcome you back to The Pickwick.
Eddie, Jenny, Natalie, Jessica, Russ, Oliver & Bo x