2020Advice

Let’s get this show on the road!

By 26th June 2020 No Comments

UPDATED 26th June 2020 | 2:11pm

We are absolutely delighted with the announcement from Boris Johnson regarding the opening of restaurants, bars, hotels and accommodation on the 4th July 2020.

We’re very excited to welcome each and every one of you back to join us for an overnight stay or a delicious meal in one of our restaurant’s and we have the appropriate risk assessments and procedures in place to make our estate a safe and comfortable environment for you to enjoy.

We’ve made some changes to various parts of our business throughout the estate and we’ve listed these below for you.

The Cottages

Our gorgeous self-catering Cottages are the perfect place for you and your family to escape to the coast for a welcomed stay-cation with an interesting mix of city, countryside and coast to enjoy. Surrounded by 36 acres on our estate, there’s plenty of fresh air and countryside walks which is ideal if your fury canine companions are joining you. The city of Chichester is a short drive from The Cottages and boasts a wealth of history – as well as a fabulous high street full of great shops for gifts, souvenirs and many other things from both independent boutique shops and larger big brand shops too.

Our housekeeping team consistently ensure our cleanliness is of the highest standard but we have increased how thorough our cleaning regime is to give you piece of mind to relax and enjoy your stay-cation.

Check-in will remain at Crouchers Hotel and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you soon!

 

Potager Restaurant

Our Potager Restaurant team are eager to welcome you back and serve you some delicious food and refreshing drinks, especially outside on our gorgeous garden patio and our brand new garden benches – al fresco dining has never been so glorious!

We’ve got some incredibly exciting news that we have a very talented new Head Chef, David Goldstein, who will be running our Potager Kitchen from the 4th July. David has worked with us for many years and has built up an extensive set of skills that made him the perfect candidate for our Head Chef position. He’s got some divine sounding new menus ready for you to taste, especially our brand new Sunday Brunch service which we can’t wait to share with you.

Here’s the changes we’ll be making to ease both ourselves and our guests into some sense of a more natural and normal dining experience:

  • As always, we will be welcoming non-residents and residents alike, we’re open to everyone and hope to welcome you to enjoy some of our fabulous new dishes.
  • We have lessened the density of our tables inside our restaurant to ensure our guests are at a safe social distance from both our servers and other guests.
  • We will require the names and contact details for guests in your group, should you come from multiple households, as part of the guidelines of opening set out by the government on the 23rd June 2020.
  • We’ve got brand new patio tables and garden benches to increase our outdoor seating, with the appropriate social distancing measures between these to ensure you’re safe and relaxed whilst soaking up the sunshine. These will only be available by pre-booking only.
  • We will only be offering pre-booked reservations only for the time being. Please do make sure you book in advance as we won’t be able to accommodate walk-ins.
  • We have a more thorough cleaning process implemented to ensure our cleanliness is of the highest standard.
  • We’re making some changes to our opening hours:
    – We’ll no longer be open for lunch service from Monday – Saturday.
    – Our Sunday lunch service will be a Brunch service from 11 am – 5 pm and will include lighter breakfast options as well as our classic Sunday roasts and other tasty dishes.
    – We will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the foreseeable future.
  • We will be serving breakfast every morning from Monday to Sunday for our hotel residents only with the intention of opening up breakfast for non-residents again in the future.
  • We will be able to offer guest ordering from your own smart phone via a system called Wi-5, should you wish to. Our usual high quality service will always be available, but if you wish to order yourself then we have the capability to allow you to do so.
  • Hand sanitiser will be readily available for you, should you wish to use it whilst dining with us.

 

Crouchers Hotel

Our reservations team have been busy behind the scenes working hard to help meet guests requests during this unprecedented time and are very much looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces!

More information on our procedures will be coming soon!

 

Cider House Kitchen

Our pizzeria team have been working hard throughout the end of lock-down operating as a takeaway only restaurant and we’re eternally grateful for all of your support. If you did enjoy a takeaway, we do hope that it was as delicious as always and very much hope to welcome you back once we’re back open as a fully functioning restaurant on the 4th July 2020.

Here are the changes we’ll be implementing to ensure our restaurant is a safe and comfortable environment for you to dine in:

  • Our opening hours will change slightly from the 4th July and will be as follows:
    Monday – Friday | 12 – 3pm & 5 – 9pm
    Saturday – Sunday | 12 – 9pm
  • We have lessened the density of our tables inside the restaurant to ensure your dining environment is a safe and comfortable place for you to Eat, Drink & Relax.
  • We will require the names and contact details for guests in your group, should you come from multiple households, as part of the guidelines of opening set out by the government on the 23rd June 2020.
  • We have our glorious garden and patio area for you to enjoy all of our divine Italian delights al fresco – plus there will be brand new seating for you to relax and soak up the sun in the fresh air.
  • Hand sanitiser will be readily available for you, should you wish to use it whilst dining with us.

 

Can I make a booking?

Please do! We’re extremely excited to welcome back some familiar faces and also welcome some new ones too.

You can book your table for our Potager Restaurant here or our Cider House Kitchen here.

If you’d like to make a booking for either Crouchers Hotel or The Cottages, you can do so here or by calling or emailing us below!

T: 01243 784995
E: enquiries@crouchersorchards.co.uk