ringerslogo_menupageSome Guidance for Customers Regarding Reopening ‘Rules’

May Reopening After Covid 19 Closure

Table Reservations

Table service is only via pre-booking your table and confirming the number of places required. Limited numbers requires that you must call to arrange a table reservation and that email enquiries shall not be considered as a booking. Additionally, we cannot accept email confirmations, as the increasing number of ‘no shows’ throughout the hospitality sector have escalated dramatically since the new guidelines came into force.

This does however mean that genuine bookings will not be turned away when tables are still available, and this will be fairer to everyone.

What are the rules?

Table service only via pre-booking. Call to arrange.

The biggest change is that for the foreseeable future customers will have to ‘check in’ before you sit down. The Prime Minister has ordered that pubs and restaurants must ask customers to provide contact details when they arrive to help the NHS track and trace programme.

Pubs, bars, and restaurants will be allowed to open both indoor and outdoor sections from May 17th if they operate on a ‘table-service basis’, without people ordering or drinking at the bar area.

Who can I go to pubs and restaurants with?

If people stay at least two metres away from anyone they do not live with or share a ‘bubble’ with, such as physically close working colleagues, close family groups etc. they are currently permitted to meet in groups of six.  This ‘social distancing’ limit is to be relaxed to ‘one metre plus’ from 17th May.

From Monday 17th May, people will be able to meet with those from another household, indoors, if these new social distancing restrictions are maintained.

The post-Covid regulations are an evolving issue, so we may expect further changes as the country begins to return to normal. When such changes occur, we will post them here for your information.


Information taken from customers to assist the NHS’s ‘Track and Trace’ programme will be treated as we treat all sensitive personal data. It will be used solely for the purpose of the ‘Track and Trace’ programme and will be held in all other aspects, in confidence, until it is no longer required.

Should you wish to be placed upon our ‘Mailing List’, to be advised of further events and matters of local interest, please continue to use the form on our website.

Table Reservations

While the restrictions are in place, we regret that we are unable to accept table bookings by email.

Please look at the  “Reopening Changes” page for further information.

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Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is now available again. However, we are still slightly limited by the gradual lifting of restrictions.

Because of the increase in work, ensuring that rooms are made safe for our guests, we shall have to impose a minimum two night’s stay for room bookings and hope that our customers and friends will understand our difficulties.

With so much to see in this beautiful part of Cornwall, we are sure you will find an extra day or two, can only ever be a bonus!

The pub is open for business and we will do everything we can to deliver the best experience we can under present circumstances.

Local businesses like ours need your help in these times, so please come and support us. You will be most welcome!