Updated: 12th October 2020
Our Government requires that all customers within hospitality venues must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Exceptions to this rule are (1) children under the age of 11; (2) people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability; (3) where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress or (4) if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate.
So please wear your mask when entering the Splash and keep doing so until you’re seated. If anyone has forgotten their mask please get someone in your party with a mask to find a member of staff since we have spare ones and in return only ask for a donation into the charity pot on the bar.
It remains a tough time for us all with dozens of Covid-19 cases still being confirmed daily across our county. Although we’d love for you to fully relax at the Splash, we have a duty of care to ensure that whilst you’re with us you will be as safe as possible.
So the risks associated with coronavirus transmission have led to us changing how we can look after you – social distancing, face masks and frequent hand sanitising are the new norm, as sadly the Covid-19 era impacts how we can now enjoy the Great British Pub.
All our changes follow extensive consultation with our valued staff, and incorporate advice from UK government, health & safety advisors, British Beer and Pub Association, UK Hospitality and more. Following ongoing Risk Assessments we’ve looked at how we manage the threat of Covid-19 transmission for our staff and customers, and have implemented many measures to reduce that risk. Continuous training is regularly given to all our staff.
Our Main entrance is now the single point of entry to the Splash – please follow the guidance we have in that area and ensure you register your details on our Test and Trace slips or use your NHS COVID-19 ‘phone app to ‘check-in’ using the official QR code poster.
Please use our Main Entrance even if it’s your intention to use the Garden area.
The government’s expectation is that all Covid-19 risk measures will need to remain in place until at least March 2021.
We were recently reassured by our Council’s Environmental Health officers that we are doing the right thing – following their visit we were complimented on our efforts.
Jeff and Laura, together with their staff, stand ready to welcome and serve you safely on every occasion you choose our hospitality.
Confused about the guidelines? Watch our video to see the procedures we have in place to keep you safe
The Royal Oak Inn, known affectionately locally as ‘The Splash’, dates from the 17th century and commemorates the occasion in 1651 when King Charles II hid for a day and a night in an oak tree to escape his enemies after the Battle of Worcester.
The Royal Oak Inn still retains its wonderful cosy and traditional country pub atmosphere, and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty just two miles from the Georgian market town of Louth, the Splash is approached through a shallow ford in the village of Little Cawthorpe on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is one of the most picturesque villages in Lincolnshire.
Our lawned gardens next to a picturesque ford make it an ideal place for eating and drinking in the beautiful sunshine.
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Royal Oak Inn (The Splash)