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A variety of cask conditioned, temperature controlled, gravity fed real ale returns to Rainham this weekend. With your cooperation, we'll aim to continue this service but you will have to follow our guidelines. 

We are about real ale and community spirit. Unfortunately, we still can't provide the community spirit. 

Initially, the rule was stay at home. Had we enticed you out of your home for our real ale, we wouldn't have forgiven ourselves had somebody not made it to the other end knowing that they'd come out for our beer. Similarly, had we delivered, even with the greatest of care, doubts would have remained. 

As the term carry - out or takeaway implies, we would encourage those customers that are able, to collect. If collection is difficult for you for whatever reason, we are happy to deliver locally, generally within the ME8 postcode.

One of our problems is that the pathway to the front of the PoA is narrow and we will almost certainly be closed down should problems arise. It is here that we ask for your cooperation. Having placed your order, when collecting please observe the following:-

A variety of cask conditioned, temperature controlled, gravity fed real ale returns to Rainham this weekend. With your cooperation, we'll aim to continue this service but you will have to follow our guidelines. 

We are about real ale and community spirit. Unfortunately, we still can't provide the community spirit. 

Initially, the rule was stay at home. Had we enticed you out of your home for our real ale, we wouldn't have forgiven ourselves had somebody not made it to the other end knowing that they'd come out for our beer. Similarly, had we delivered, even with the greatest of care, doubts would have remained. 

As the term carry - out or takeaway implies, we would encourage those customers that are able, to collect. If collection is difficult for you for whatever reason, we are happy to deliver locally, generally within the ME8 postcode.

 

One of our problems is that the pathway to the front of the PoA is narrow and we will almost certainly be closed down should problems arise. It is here that we ask for your cooperation. Having placed your order, when collecting please observe the following:-

Only one customer in at a time please, your carry out will be ready to pick up. Without being rude, we're unlikely to engage in conversation as the next customers may be waiting. There will be no seating or toilet facilities available in much the same way as an off licence. Your carry out will placed on a surface for you to retrieve and will not be passed to you directly. We will expect you to maintain the two metre social  distancing guidelines at all times.

It is ESSENTIAL that our customers don't stand or queue to the front of the premises. Social distancing rules will make it impossible for the public to pass safely and complaints will very quickly arise forcing complete closure 

During the two hour window for collection, if more than one customer arrives we advise that you wait at the lay by or opposite until we can accommodate you, it won't take long.

Please DO NOT enter the PoA if you have developed symptoms since ordering. We will happily refund you in these circumstances. 

Please be patient with us if we get it wrong in the beginning. It's all new to us as well and we certainly had no intention of opening what is in effect, an off licence with limited stock. 

At the end of the collection window, once the PoA has closed, any uncollected carry-outs will be happily consumed by staff members with no refund offered. 

Only one customer in at a time please, your carry out will be ready to pick up. Without being rude, we're unlikely to engage in conversation as the next customers may be waiting. There will be no seating or toilet facilities available in much the same way as an off licence. Your carry out will placed on a surface for you to retrieve and will not be passed to you directly. We will expect you to maintain the two metre social  distancing guidelines at all times.

It is ESSENTIAL that our customers don't stand or queue to the front of the premises. Social distancing rules will make it impossible for the public to pass safely and complaints will very quickly arise forcing complete closure 

During the two hour window for collection, if more than one customer arrives we advise that you wait at the lay by or opposite until we can accommodate you, it won't take long.

Please DO NOT enter the PoA if you have developed symptoms since ordering. We will happily refund you in these circumstances. 

Please be patient with us if we get it wrong in the beginning. It's all new to us as well and we certainly had no intention of opening what is in effect, an off licence with limited stock. 

At the end of the collection window, once the PoA has closed, any uncollected carry-outs will be happily consumed by staff members with no refund offered. 

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