2020 has been tough for the pub trade.
Fontmell Magna’s The Fontmell has announced it will close from next Monday until February because there’s not been enough business. They will operate takeaway services at the weekend.
Shaftesbury landlords Chris and John Henson-Ball, of Ye Olde Two Brewers Inn, have gone to the extraordinary length of publishing two options for customers. The choices will be determined by whichever tier Dorset Council’s area is in from the 16th December, when the pub reopens.
Chris says he is getting concerned about the business but has big plans when the government sanctions the relaxation of social distancing measures.