Just a quick update from all of us here.
As you know we temporarily closed our doors as of Tuesday, 17th March. After much demand we were able to deliver several Mother’s Day High Teas on the day itself. This was a challenge as we had little time to ‘gear up’ for a delivery service and did not want to bring in any of our team in to help in view of current advice. Everyone, however, was supportive and we managed to fulfill the orders through stock ordered before our shutdown. Sarah was busy in the kitchen, while Nigel went out delivering, assisted by Judy (in a separate vehicle!). All the deliveries were made without any social contact or risk to us/customers, and we have had some lovely feedback thanking us for bringing ‘Tea at Home’ from Brewery Tearooms.
Over the last week, we have had many requests for further deliveries and even a take-out service. At this stage, we feel we cannot offer a take-away service from our premises as we will be encouraging social contact and would be very difficult to work within current guidelines on social distancing. Although we can make deliveries without adding to risk, we are concerned we will be using food supplies that may be better used by others in more need. We are, however, happy to supply anything we have in abundance, such as oaty slices, chocolate brownies, carrot cake and scones.
We would hope the food supply situation subsides as we isolate ourselves over the forthcoming weeks.
We still have demand for our gift vouchers, some of which have been purchased for people who work in the NHS and other critical services. In these circumstances, we have offered complimentary drinks for those workers who visit us when we re-open as a little thanks for the incredible work they are doing.
At this stage, we intend to review the situation on a weekly basis and as soon as we can offer any further services, in a safe and responsible environment and within public health guidelines, we will advise.
We have a Tearooms Community WhatsApp Group, which is another channel for us to keep an eye on/check up on each other, offer/request help and generally chat. If you wish to be part of this, please privately message your number.
Most importantly, stay safe.
If you have any queries or need anything just call, we’re not going anywhere for the foreseeable future!
Sarah & the team x