It's been a busy, funny, hard, back breaking, stressful and rewarding few months.
Let's start with the 'Riverside Tea Garden' a new outside seating area down by the river. When people come in and order and I say where are you sitting and some say the car park I always get a bit uppity and say you mean the 'Riverside'. It's been very popular during the Summer, even today more people have sat outside than in. Of course logistics play a big part having two outside areas. Good communication between downstairs (the kitchen) and upstairs where the drinks are done is crucial.
The youngsters we have had working over the Summer holidays Issy, Megan, Fern, Dominic and Rosie have all been stars, up and down the steps clearing tables, taking food out, taking drinks out. Our experienced staff Sam, Ashleigh, Martin, Grace and Sophie have really upped their game this Summer and played a massive part in preparing the food and drinks and taking them out to all areas. You are only as good as your staff as we have found out and our staff are all great!!
Our Pie n Mash nights have been a great success, fully booked every Thursday during the summer, locals, tourists, friends, old school friends and relatives - we've had them all!!