We thought it would be useful for you to read the working changes we have made to The Galley Hall to improve safety of our staff and customers. 

But firstly, if you feel unwell with a new cough, a raised temperature and reduced sense of taste and smell we would ask that you PLEASE STAY AT HOME!

A full risk assessment has been completed for the business and additional signage is in place to remind and encourage our staff and customers of the importance of washing their hands thoroughly.

We would urge you to book a table whether you are eating or drinking with us.  Of course you can just drop by – however if we don’t have any available tables we won’t be able to let you to wait at the bar and will have to ask you to return later, so it is probably worth making a quick call first.

To comply with current Government guidelines, we would remind you that we are only taking indoor bookings for a maximum of six individuals or families from a maximum of two households and outdoor bookings for a maximum of 30 individuals.

Once inside you must wear a face covering until you are seated at your table. Our wait staff will be wearing face coverings at all times indoors but are not required to wear them when working outside.

We have rearranged and reduced our seating, both indoors and out, to comply with social distancing of one metre. We have further reduced the risk by ensuring tables do not directly face each other so contact with other customers is limited.  At seat service will be provided by our lovely waiters and waitresses whether you are just meeting friends for a drink or treating yourself to some of our delicious home-cooked food.

The government requires you to provide us with your name and contact details – please check in using the Test and Trace app or provide us with your contact details. We will keep this information for 21 days before destroying it.

Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitiser as provided by their waitress at table but washing your hands with hot soapy water (singing Happy Birthday is optional!) is just as good.

Just so you know, if you have booked a table outside and the weather changes – we are in England after all! –  we will only be able to seat you indoors if we have a table available and can maintain proper social distance.

Toilet rules are in force to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus – there is guidance on maximum numbers permitted at any one time and we have wedged open the outer doors to reduce touchpoints.

Finally – please help us as we work differently.  Our staff will try their best but if things aren’t quite right, talk to us about it at the time and we will try our best to remedy the situation.


Alison, John, Colette and the Galley Hall Team

updated 17 May 2021