5 Blyth Pubs For Your First Post-Lockdown Pint
From Saturday, the government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions to allow restaurants, pubs and bars to re-open under a set of restrictive guidelines.
In all pubs, you will be shown to, and served at a table.
You should remain seated except when visiting the toilet or smoking area. In most pubs, you should not not return used glasses to the bar; staff will collect these and take a further order.
We spoke to 5 pubs in Blyth to find out more about their specific re-opening plans and rules.
The South Beach at Blyth
Colin and the team have been busy moving tables around to ensure a safe distance between them, and will be reminding customers that only 6 people may sit at any given table, and the tables must not be moved.
Card payments are preferred, although cash will still be taken.
Toilets are two in and two out.
Outside tables are available, however should it rain, you will not be able to move inside if the pub is at capacity.
01670 364 478
The Waterloo are implementing a "first come, first served" policy and tables cannot be pre-booked.
Neil and the team have setup a one-way system to guide people safely around the pub, and have asked customers to clean their hands with the Hand Sanitiser provided on entry.
Drinks should be ordered using the OrderPay App which can be downloaded on entry, or in advance from your devices' app-store.
Craft Union pubs also request that you check-in at www.pubtrace.co.uk on every visit to log your details and assist the NHS if their is a localised breakout of Covid 19 in Blyth.
If you wish to sit outside, you will be served with plastic glassware and you will be unable to re-enter if it rains and the pub is at capacity.
The smoking shelter is for inside drinkers only and no drinks are to be taken during your smoking break.
01670 352 827
As you may know, The Lounge is a small micropub on Simpson Street that opened just before the lock-down commenced.
Dave & Lydia have been moving the furniture around to give the required 1m+ distance, and screens have been installed to help separate tables.
As space is limited, you may wish to contact the bar via their Facebook page to check availability before you visit.
For those of you who don't wish to sit in a pub, The Lounge will continue to serve ales & ciders for takeout:
Friday: 12pm until 5:30pm
Saturday: 12pm until 10pm (+ sit in)
Sunday: 1pm until 9pm (+ sit)
Caboose, on Blyth's riverside, has been dramatically updated with a new bar area featuring lush green planting and Steampunk industrial-style decor.
The bar has been relocated to large glass building and now has an extensive terrace overlooking the river, and a beer garden to the front.
The restaurant is now in the building that historically housed the old Blyth lifeboat.
01670 359 851
Lee, Sam and the team are looking forward to opening the doors at The Isabella.
The usual social distancing rules apply, and tables will be available on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
The pool table will be available for use. Cues will be kept behind the bar and sanitized and cleaned after every use.
The team plan to show live sporting events, however under government guidelines, the sound must be kept at a low level so that customers do not have to raise their voices to talk.
01670 797 888
Visiting a Pub in Blyth this Saturday?
We hope that you can venture out and support our pubs, bars and restaurants and to help keep Blyth's local economy moving.
Please be patient with staff who may still be getting used to the new rules and operating procedures.
Keep your distance from others - stay safe and be sensible!
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