Seaton pubs and restaurants prepare for outdoor opening

  Posted: 08.04.21 at 09:08 by Francesca Evans

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With just four days to go until further easing of lockdown restrictions, Seaton pubs and restaurants are preparing to welcome customers back to outdoor areas.

Announcing its plans for outside reopening on Monday, April 12, The Eyre Court Hotel in Queen Street, Seaton, said it was “delighted” to be opening its garden space from 10.30am to 11pm Monday - Saturday, and 11.30am to 10.30pm on Sundays.

An update on the hotel’s Facebook page said: “For those of you planning Glastonbury-esk queues on the first morning, the council has advised no tents on public property. But fear not, we have more than enough supplies and have recently added copious new furniture and extra shelter in the form of another gazebo with hanging lights, directly off our refurbished coffee lounge & restaurant.

“We know it's been a long time coming and everyone is excited to see one another, but it is incredibly important for everyone to abide to government guidelines, meaning Rule of 6 and everyone aged 16+ must sign in via the Track & Trace app or by providing their contact details for our staff members.

“We will have zero tolerance on those who deliberately break these guidelines so please enjoy yourselves but do so with respect to the current situation.

“We have a brilliant new menu designed by our head chef, using local fresh produce at every stage possible. With such items as homemade steak burgers, Exmouth mussels, crab salads and sandwiches, and seafood platters - we will also be introducing a new small daily fish special menu using fresh catches.”

The Harbour Inn in Axmouth - ready to welcome customers to its beer garden

Food will be served from 12noon to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 12noon to 6pm on Sundays. No bookings will be taken for outdoor tables.

The hotel added: “We can't wait to see everyone, and to see some life back into the town with so many brilliant independent shops reopening on the 12th!”

Other local pubs planning for outdoor opening include The Harbour Inn and Ship Inn in Axmouth, which will both he serving food and drinks in their large beer gardens.

The Ship Inn has released a video to welcome back customers, which can be viewed above.

In Colyton, The Kingfisher will also be opening its outside area daily from April 12, from 11am to 8pm with food served from 12noon to 3pm.

The Kingfisher in Colyton will be opening its outside area from April 12

You can make a booking up to six people per table by calling 01297 552476, but for larger parties more than one table can be booked next to each other.

The Anchor in Beer says booking is advisable with peak slots already filling up for its garden area.

The seaside pub will be open from 12noon to 9pm Sundays to Thursdays, serving food up until 8.30pm, and from 12noon to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, serving food until 9pm.

An update on The Anchor's Facebook page said: "Things might be a little different however we are working hard to ensure the same great service, delicious food, cold crisp beer and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

"We can not wait to welcome you all back and help you reconnect with loved ones right here at The Anchor Inn."

The garden area at The Anchor in Beer

You can book a table by calling 01297 20386.

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