POEMS FROM THE PANDEMIC
At the end of the year we tend to reflect on the year gone by. 2020 and 2021 were the strangest years in most peoples’ living memories due to the pandemic, and some industries, such as hospitality, were hit particularly hard. We had to manage our business in line with new restrictions and at times we had to adapt to new measures with very little notice as Cornwall went from being the least affected area in the UK to the most affected region in no time at all. We navigated this difficult time with a little poetic license, in an attempt to soften the telling of bad tidings. As we reflect on the last couple of years, our collection of poems from the pandemic reminds us of the unpresedented journey that we’ve been on…
NOVEMBER 2020: LOCKDOWN TWO
NOVEMBER 2020: EASING OF RESTRICTIONS
DECEMBER 2020: LOCKDOWN THREE
APRIL 2021: COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN
Are you looking forward to seeing your friends..?
Relaxing in pub gardens, sipping on cocktail blends..?
Dining out, without any cooking or washing up..?
Taking a beach holiday, maybe hiring a SUP?
The good news is, you haven’t long to wait,
We have some phased reopening dates for you to assimilate!
On April 12th our beer garden will welcome guests once more,
Then from 17th May the remainder of our business will again restore.
Remember the days of al fresco dining,
With the evenings warm and the sun shining,
When we could meet with friends for a morning brew,
And go on to enjoy an afternoon beer or two?!
It won’t be long now, just a few more days,
Until the first step in our reopening phase.
We look forward to seeing you back in our pub,
Enjoying a refreshing drink and some delicious pub grub!
JULY 2021: WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
We’ve all been affected by this pandemic situation,
So we must have compassion for one another’s woes.
We are one world and just one population,
It is to this end that we’d like to propose…
Next time you are in a restaurant or bar,
Spare a thought for the dedicated staff,
They’ve endured endless challenges this year so far,
And so they may not always be up for a laugh.
Food might take a while to reach your table,
The telephone might repeatedly ring out.
With current staffing levels we not always able,
To provide first class service throughout.
Rest assured, we could not be working more hard,
Doing everything we can to make your day,
Please don’t let your visit be marred,
When small imperfections come into play.
In time, Newquay will return to normal,
There will be staff in pubs and accommodation galore,
Until then we may have to keep things informal,
And be kind to each other, like we were once before…