Hambledon will see a further easing of lockdown rules this week after the Government confirmed changes that allow pubs and restaurants to serve customers indoors, as long as there are no more than six in each group, or they are from two separate households.
This same condition applies to indoor visits to other people’s homes, where overnight stays will be allowed. People in groups of up to 30 can meet outdoors.
These, and a number of other relaxations to Covid-19 rules, take place on Monday (May 17th). Please see here for full details: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The country now faces an anxious wait to see if the worrying increase of the Indian variant in parts of the UK, will delay the planned lifting of all distancing restrictions in England on June 21st.
Here in Hambledon, the latest lifting means that customers can be served inside the Merry Harriers instead of just outside in the garden. As a result, the pub has announced an extension to its opening hours.
The pub opening times are: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am until 11pm and Sunday 11am to 8pm.
Food service times are: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm and Sunday 12 noon to 3pm.
The pub is closed on Mondays. More details here: https://merryharriers.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/merryharriershambledon/
For the time being, the village shop hours remain unchanged, but it is planned to allow shoppers back inside from June 21st, as long as restrictions are lifted that day. Its home delivery service ceases on Friday May 28th, and full details of all the changes can be found here: http://www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk/?p=14866
At St Peter’s Church, worshipper may assemble inside, subject to certain restrictions, and services remain available by Zoom. Details can be found here: