Keeping You Safe - Ship and Shovell

It’ll be great to have you visit.

We’ve made some changes to keep you safe.

In order to comply with track & trace, you will need to provide us with the lead guest’s contact details on arrival.

We welcome groups of up to 5 guests providing they are from the same household or support bubble.

Tables have a 2m gap to keep you safe.

We are operating table service in the main bar for food & drinks and a bar service for drinks only in the smaller bar, which will also service the outside passageway.

For everyone’s safety, we must insist that guests remain seated during their visit apart from visiting the bar and toilets.

Our menu is a little shorter than normal to allow for appropriate social distancing in our kitchens…& each physical menu is disposed of after use.

You’ll be able to order & pay on your phone in the main bar.

We won’t be taking cash for a while.

There are plenty of hand sanitisers available for you to use.

Please think of others. If you feel unwell, please stay at home.

We have separate entrances & exits to maintain safe social distancing.

Please observe our one-way system to keep everyone safe.

In the event of a change in the weather, you unfortunately cannot seek shelter indoors unless we have a suitable table available and you can maintain social distancing. Please speak to the host.

We have separate guidance when you use the outdoor spaces.

Consider yourself safe & at home in our home.


As well as the standard measures we are taking to keep you safe, we’re taking additional measures that you may not immediately see, to make sure we have a safe and comfortable environment for when you visit.

We’ve completed a Risk Assessment in line with the COVID-19 Secure Guidelines issued by the government & can display a COVID-19 Secure Certificate, having assessed the risks and taken appropriate measures to mitigate them.
Our Team are trained in new ways of working & how to manage COVID-19.
Our Team, delivery drivers and contractors follow strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
We ensure enhanced cleaning of touch points and toilets regularly throughout the day.
We’ve minimised unnecessary visits to the pub from our support teams.
We are continually reviewing our safety practices to identify any improvements we should make.