Safely Socialising at Joseph Holt

Joseph Holt have worked tirelessly to make our pubs safe and secure from covid-19. We have carefully followed and implemented all Government guidelines and advice and have successfully welcomed the majority of you back into the heart of your communities.

Due to the recent government restrictions in the North West, we have had to close a large number of our pubs. This is a temporary measure and we will be open again as soon as we can. You can find a full list of which pubs are open and closed at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to all our customers for your unrivaled support through these extraordinary times. Our pubs are built on customer loyalty and without you we would not be the family business we are today.

For our pubs that are open, there are a number of changes designed to keep you and our staff safe whilst keeping the essence of your Joseph Holt local alive – we call it Safely Socialising- and the main points are highlighted below.

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Please Test & Trace on arrival to help keep our pubs open

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As soon as you arrive at one of our pubs, it’s now essential that you register your details to support the NHS Test & Trace system. In the recent Government update, this is now mandatory in England. If you don’t Test & Trace, you may be refused service.

If you’re not greeted by a member of staff on arrival, you will notice posters near the entrance and around the pub, just like the image above. All you have to do is scan the code with the camera on your smart phone (as if you’re taking a picture but don’t click to take it) and you will be directed to a short online form asking for basic contact details should there be a local outbreak of covid-19. You can even practice on the QR code above. If you’re not sure how, please ask a member of staff who will help you.

This is not any other sort of tracking system and cannot be used for any other purpose, other than for the NHS Test & Trace. ALL data will be deleted after 21 days and will only be used if there’s a local outbreak and information is requested by the Test & Trace service. You can be rest assured that we will not be keeping your personal data or sharing it with anyone else. No copies will be made and no remnants of your data will remain after 21 days.

We need you to do this to keep everyone safe and secure and our pubs open for the long-term.

Safe Social Distancing

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We have introduced strict social distancing throughout all our pubs which means we may need to reduce our capacity.

Signage, floor markings, out of use areas and spaced out tables will explain everything you need to do to minimise contact with others and still enjoy a pint of your favourite Joseph Holt beer.

All pubs will now be table service only, so please do not stand at the bar.

You must now wear a face covering when entering, moving around and leaving the pub. You can remove your face mask when seated.

Table Service, Contactless Payment & Drop Off Tables

All of our pubs are now table service only. Please do not go up to the bar to try and order a drink or food.

Disposable, one-time use food menus will allow you to browse and order safely, tables will be set on your arrival, with new cutlery and sauce & condiment sachets.

To keep everyone safe we have introduced ‘Food Drop Off Tables’ so your order can be delivered to the adjacent table for you to collect yourself.

Where possible you will need to pay by contactless credit or debit card in all Joseph Holt pubs, but don’t worry at all if you need to pay by cash, we can still let you do that. A member of staff will come over to your table to take payment or show you over to a card machine.

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Together as a Team

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All staff have all undergone face to face and online training on our new serving style and working with customers. Staff have been issued with PPE, including washable facemasks and gloves for them to use if they wish when they cannot maintain social distancing.

Daily self-declarations by staff will mean they are fit to work. Every pub has a COVID-19 risk assessment and trading safely guide to make sure you feel happy and relaxed in our pubs.

We cannot wait to welcome you back and staff will be there to show you what to do, where to go and how to order.

Highest Cleaning Standards

Rigorous new cleaning routines have been introduced for your peace of mind. Bar staff will only touch the bottom of the glass when pouring your drink and we are kindly asking customers not to bring their empty glasses back to the bar, but to leave them on the spare drop off tables marked around the pub.

Hand sanitizer stations are located on all entrances of every pub and our staff will be doing regular cleaning of tables, glasses, toilets and customer areas throughout the day.

Regular hand washing is a must, a message we have communicated right from the start.

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All the below pubs remain temporarily closed until further notice

  • Abbey
  • Angel
  • Ape & Apple
  • Ashley Brook
  • Atherton Arms
  • Bay Horse
  • Bird In Hand
  • Black Dog
  • Blue Bell (Moston)
  • Blue Bell (Bury)
  • Bolton Castle
  • Bowling Green
  • Bradford Inn
  • Bricklayers Arms
  • Bridgewater (Patricroft)
  • Brigadier
  • Cart and Horses
  • Chapel House
  • Church Inn
  • Claremont Hotel
  • The Cleveland
  • Clock Tower
  • Coach & Horses
  • Cock O’Budworth
  • Cricketers Arms
  • The Crown
  • Crown and Anchor
  • Derby Brewery Arms
  • Doffcocker Inn
  • Douglas Bank
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Duke of York
  • Dukes Gate
  • Eagle & child
  • Eagle Inn
  • Edington Arms
  • Egerton Inn
  • Fairways
  • Fiveways
  • Friendship Inn
  • Foresters Arms
  • Fox Inn
  • Frigate
  • Gardeners Arms
  • Goats Gate
  • Golden Lion (Swinton)
  • Ye Golden Lion (Blackley)
  • The Grafton Arms
  • Grey Horse
  • The Griffin (Heald Green)
  • Griffin Hotel (Heaton Mersey)
  • Grove Inn
  • Halfway House (Droylsden)
  • Half Way House (Blackpool)
  • Hare & Hounds
  • The Hayfield
  • Horse and Jockey
  • Imperial
  • Kings Head
  • Lamb Hotel
  • Legh Arms
  • Lord Nelson (Pendlebury)
  • Lord Nelson (Urmston)
  • Lychgate
  • Marsh Mill Tavern
  • The Melville
  • Mill at Upton
  • Millstone
  • Millhouse
  • Morning Star
  • Mort Arms
  • Mosley Arms
  • New Grove Inn
  • Newall Green
  • Newmarket
  • Norfolk Arms
  • Northgate
  • Old Bull’s Head
  • Old Cross Inn
  • Old Monkey
  • Orion
  • Ostrich
  • Park Inn (Swinton)
  • The Park (Monton)
  • Platform 5
  • Quadrant
  • Queens Hotel (Macclesfield)
  • The Queens (Hyde)
  • The Railway (Didsbury)
  • The Railway (Buxton)
  • Railway Hotel (Newton Heath)
  • Railway Hotel (Moses Gate)
  • The Railway (Higher Openshaw)
  • Red Lion (Irlams O’th Height)
  • Red Lion (Prestwich)
  • Red Lion (St Helens)
  • Richmond
  • The Roebuck
  • Rosehill Tavern
  • Sidings
  • Silver Birch
  • Silverwell
  • Sir Charles Napier
  • Spread Eagle
  • Stanley Arms
  • Starkey Arms
  • Stonemill
  • Sun & Castle
  • Tamar
  • The Grapes
  • Union Tavern
  • Volunteer
  • Waggon & Horses (Gorton)
  • Waggon & Horses (Irlams O’th Height)
  • Water’s Edge
  • Welcome inn
  • Wellington Inn
  • White Horse
  • White Lion
  • White Swan
  • Wilton Arms
  • Winston
  • The Woodthorpe
  • Wyldes

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