Covid Update

The safety and well-being of our team members and guests is our top priority.
Things may be a little different for a while, so please bear with us. To help create a safe environment for everyone, we’re enhancing our high standards of hygiene even further. There will also be some changes to our normal style of service ensuring everyone is safe but you can rest assured that everyone will still get a special The Railway Inn welcome!
Please check to make sure we're open. You can find us on Facebook or our Website.  
     Thank you for bearing with us!
We’ve temporarily reduced our opening hours and we're serving a reduced menu for a while.
We’ve deep cleaned The Railway Inn and thorough cleaning routines are taking place regularly all day, every day.
We've increased the frequency of our cleaning routines. 
Every table is cleaned thoroughly at the end of every guest visit.

We're encouraging contactless payments to avoid handling cash. The contactless limit for card payments has increased to £45.
We have introduced new measures to ensure that we meet government advice on safe distancing.
We ask all our guests to be respectful of this policy when they visit us.

Don't forget to book your table to avoid disappointment. You can also view our menus on our website
Further changes we have made to keep you safeOur team members have been working tirelessly to ensure we can operate safely and provide the same level of great service.
We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers that will explain how our changes may affect you during your visit to The Railway Inn. These changes ensure we can meet the current advice from the UK Government to keep our guests and team members safe.
We ask all our guests to be respectful of these policies when they visit us.

Menus.We’re delighted to be open again but as we come out of lockdown and our suppliers gear themselves back up for service, some ingredients and some dishes on our menus may not be available. In the short term, therefore, the descriptions on menus may not always accurately reflect the contents of the dish. Team members will explain to ensure that dietary requirements are met.
SeatingThe safety and well-being of our guests and team members is our top priority. In order that we can meet the current UK Government guidelines regarding safe distancing, for now, the maximum number of guests per table booking is 6. Thank you for your understanding and we very much look forward to seeing you soon!

Guest number limiting In order to meet the current UK Government guidance on safe distancing in our bar/restaurants, we have had to make some changes to our exterior and interior layouts. Please make sure you speak to a team member before sitting down at a table, even if it's unoccupied.
What hours are they open? Some of our opening times may be slightly different whilst we continue to operate with social distancing policies in place.  While we are trying to keep our website as update to date as possible, for the most accurate opening times please call the Railway Inn directly, or again check the Facebook site.
Are bookings being taken? Yes, we highly recommend that if you want to visit that you book ahead to make sure that we can accommodate you and your family safely to avoid disappointment.
Where are bookings being taken? To make a booking you can book by call Alice on 01938 580 661

Are walk ins allowed? Whilst we will always try and accommodate walk ins, due to social distancing measures this may not always be possible, or may incur a long wait. We strongly recommend for your own convenience that you book ahead. We take bookings on the day so even if it’s a last minute treat it's worth booking ahead.
Are you offering bar only service as well as food? Yes, you are welcome to come for drinks, however following government guidelines you will need to be seated during your visit. We suggest you book ahead to avoid disappointment.
What is the maximum party size? Currently our maximum party size is a table of six in the bar and restaurant. We will be unable to join tables together to create larger parties due to social distancing limitations.

How long are booking slots? We want you to enjoy your visit and each table booking is for a two hour period.
Is your beer garden open?  YES, Our beer garden will be open from Thursday 16th July 2020 but social distancing measures will be in place so you will not be permitted to move the tables to make sure everyone can enjoy themselves safely. Children are welcome however they must be seated at the table at all times.
Are you doing takeaway?  YES. We offer a takeaway service, please see menu
on our facebook  page or website or call us on 01938 580661
Are B&B ROOMS  open? YES, Please call Alice on 01938 580661 for further information, availability and prices.

 Are you accepting cash or card only? For the safety of our team members we are asking all guests, wherever, possible to pay by card or contactless methods. We accept, contactless card payments up to £45, however cash will be accepted
How far in advance can I book? We recommend that you book your table as soon as you know you would like to visit the Railway Inn to avoid disappointment. However last minute booking are taken where possible

Are you taking bookings for Christmas? Our Christmas bookings will be available to book soon, so keep your eyes peeled to secure your festive table!
Are children welcome? Yes, children are welcome when accompanied by adults.  We do however ask that they are supervised at all times and remain seated at the table to allow our teams and guests to safely move about the restaurant whilst observing social distancing.

Are you taking bookings for private parties? We aren't currently taking bookings for private parties, we will review this as the government guidance changes on group sizes. Please call the Railway Inn to enquire about any changes
Do I need to wear a facemask? We are following government guidance on face masks, and they therefore are not mandatory whilst visiting us.

How are you ensuring utensils, glasses and crockery are clean? All crockery and glassware will be brought to the table by your server having been thoroughly cleaned beforehand.
Are you using guards or separators? We have followed all mandatory government guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests, this has meant that we have not needed to separate tables with Perspex screening in our restaurant.

Will your team members be using PPE? If so what? Where appropriate to the role, team members will be using PPE.  All front of house staff have been given the option of wearing PPE whilst at work.
How often is the furniture and touch points being cleaned? We already had a rigorous cleaning policy in place that included regular cleaning checks, these have now all been doubled in frequency as well as adding a number of new policies and procedures to make sure that our environment is as clean and safe as possible.

How often are the toilets being cleaned? Toilet checks and cleaning procedures are being carried out by a designated member of staff every 30 minutes.  If you see any issues whilst using our facilities please make a member of the team aware so this can be rectified straight away.
How often are the kitchens being cleaned? Our kitchens are always cleaned at regular intervals throughout the day, however, we have set in place additional cleaning policies to increase the frequency.
Are team members washing hands frequently? Yes our team members are advised to wash their hands at least every 30 minutes, and after any occasion where they may have come into contact with another person or object of risk.
What distance are you applying in your table spacing? Our table spacing has been done in line with current government guidelines to ensure the safety of both our staff and guests alike.
One of your staff is heard to be unwell but not taking time off what are you doing about it? All our staff complete a health check survey prior to leaving home and before entering the premises and starting work Anyone presenting symptoms is being asked to self isolate with immediate effect.

If someone who has visited or works at one of your restaurants becomes unwell what are you doing about it? If we become aware that someone has visited one of our sites and subsequently becomes unwell then we will immediately follow the government guidelines in place. Please see our Track and Trace.
If specific areas are locked down or have raised R rate will you close? We will follow government/local authority guidelines in that specific area to maintain the safety of guests and staff as well as protecting the local area.

How will you comply with data protection/GDPR rules? The information is only being collected to assist the Government’s request for a “track and trace” process. It will be securely stored, only used if there is a need to check if a coronavirus outbreak has occurred and we or the public health authorities need to contact guests and it will be securely destroyed after 21 days.
Where will these details be stored? The process will be to store the information digitally and securely unless it is already stored in our bookings system.
Who will have access to these details? The information will be retained securely and made available to the health authorities if they wish to follow up on suspected outbreaks through their “track and trace” procedures.
Will a guest be refused entry to one of our businesses if they refuse to share these details? The Government have asked us to try to obtain contact details and that is what we will try to do.
Will you require customers to leave their names and contact details, or will it be optional? Every customer or group of customers will be asked to provide contact details unless these already exist in the booking system. We think that customers will understand that this makes sense and is in compliance with the Government’s guidance. We cannot force people to do so but we hope that they will help us in ensuring “track and trace” can work as the Government has indicated.
Thank you for your support in ensuring your safety and the safety of our team members.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Railway Inn