The Coachman Opening Schedule Coming Out of Lockdown
From Monday 17th May 2021, we are delighted to be able to reopen The Coachman. As we move into the next stage of Covid restrictions being relaxed, here we detail what the “New Normal” service will look like, and how to enjoy your visit to The Coachman.
The Coachman will be opening on a 100% Table Service basis, both inside and outside (in the garden).
Inside we have a capacity for 90 customers in a socially distanced layout.
This comprises of:-
• Restaurant - 40 covers - Booking required
• Bar - 40 covers - Booking required
• Walk in area - 10 covers - First come, First seated
Outside, we have a capacity for 128 customers in a socially distanced layout.
This comprises of:-
• RearPatio / Outside Dining - 30 Covers - Booking required
• Beer Garden - 78 Covers - First come, first seated
• Front of pub patio - 20 covers - First come, first seated
Whether you have booked a table or you are “walking in”, you must do the following:-
• Enter the premises via the Front Door, wearing your facemask (covering your mouth & nose)
• Sanitise your hands via the dispenser in the front porch
• Every member of your party to “Sign in” via the NHS Track & Trace app displayed in the front porch
• Wait at the Host station at entry of the pub to be seated
*Failure to do any of the above, will result in you not being served and being asked to leave – Sorry, but they are the New Normal Rules.
Booking & Duration of booking
Tables can be booked in advance by calling 01606 872208 from
11am – 7pm daily.
Tables can be booked for up to 3 Hours, if a booking is required for longer, please discuss this with Justin (Landlord) or Dave (Manager) upon making your booking.
If you are running late for your booking, your table will be held for 15mins after it’s reserved time, thereafter your table will become available for re booking, and we can not guarantee you a table for when you do arrive.
Capacity and Wait Times
When walk in tables are filled to capacity, we are unable to take further walk ins until a walk in table is available. This applies to both dining and drinking customers.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU BOOK – BE THAT FOR DINING OR DRINKING
We will be operating with our normal team, and therefore due to the constraints of Table Service, service may be longer than expected. For this we apologise and ask that you are patient and bear with us.
Moving around (use of Toilets & Departure), Social distancing & Group sizes
When moving inside the pub to use the toilets or to depart, please wear your facemask, covering your mouth & nose (holding your facemask, does not constitute wearing it!).
When moving around inside the pub (when applicable) and in the outside areas, please maintain 2m Social distancing from groups other than your own.
Inside the pub, group sizes are restricted to 2 households or The Rule of 6. In the event of a query as to whether this is being adhered to, the Pub Management’s decision is final, and this may affect your booking, with no responsibility attached to the pub.
Outside the pub, groups are limited to up to 30 customers, however the maximum table size is for 6 people, and our service is STRICTLY seated table service ONLY. In the event that a large (up to 30) outside gathering is required, you MUST book this requirement prior to arrival.
Hand Sanitisation stations are located at the Front & Rear entrances of the pub.
Due to our proximity to Hartford Station, our Car Park is monitored by an External Company, Britannia Car Parks. Out car park operates at a Daily rate for Rail customers choosing to use the car park. For Pub customers, please register your car reg at the bar upon arrival, where you will get 3 hours free parking.
Wednesday – Thursday 4pm to 11pm (12am for Members)
Friday & Saturday 12noon – 11pm (12am for Members)
Sunday 12noon – 9pm (11pm for Members)
Food Serving Times
Wednesday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Eat in
4.30pm – 9pm Takeaway
Friday & Saturday 12noon – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm Eat In
4.30pm – 9pm Takeaway
Sunday 3pm – 7pm Eat in & Takeaway
Wednesday – Saturday Fish Specialist / Hartford Fryer
Sunday Hartford Community Pizza
We apologise for the “Military Precision” of the above rules, but conversely, we have been in Lockdown for so long, we want to ensure we don’t return to Lockdown. We want to ensure that you have an enjoyable and more importantly SAFE visit to The Coachman, and we can’t wait to welcome you back and see all our locals, returning customers & new customers too.
Thanks in advance,
Justin & The Coachman Team