We have made the difficult decision to close the doors at ‘The Buck Inn’ from the 1st September 2020.
Be assured this is not a decision we have taken lightly and after giving full consideration to all factors we have had to conclude there is no way forward for the business under the current circumstances.
Since the lockdown period we have worked tirelessly to support the community with the introduction of a number of additional services, such as home grocery delivery, farm shop and take-away meals. Unfortunately, recent demand for these services has fallen to such a point that we are left with our original operating model.
We recently created a safe, covered outside seating area for our customers, but the continued use of this area is impractical as we move into the autumn and beyond. During the ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme we have assessed the running of the building/inside seating in a COVID-safe manner and the simple fact is we will not be able to safely serve the numbers of customers required to maintain a profitable business.
The safety and well-being of our family, staff and customers is paramount and has to come first.