The Haymakers, Cambridge

The Haymakers will be reopening at 4 pm this Wednesday the 2nd as best we can under the New and Improved, eminently well thought out and perfectly logical Tier 2 restrictions, which state among other things that pubs may only open if they are able to operate as a restaurant.

We will for now be opening from 4pm till 10pm each day, however we will play this by ear, and if the demand exists, we will look at opening earlier.

Current rules mean we can only allow single households (or exclusive bubbles) to gather indoors, and alcohol can only be consumed with a ‘substantial meal’. Inside tables will be available for timed 2 hour slots as before. If your household is larger than 4 people get in touch, we've reconfigured the tables in a modular way to cater to both big and small households as needed.

We’ve installed some outdoor heating under the big marquee, and it is possible to meet in multi-household groups of up to 6 outside. We don’t take bookings for outside tables but remember, a ‘substantial meal’ must also be had if you wish to consume alcohol outdoors.

Obviously all the normal rules apply - face covering indoors, table service only, filling out track and trace info and so forth. Fortunately Cambridge’s case rate is dropping rapidly and apparently the tier restrictions are going to be reviewed every two weeks. With any luck and if we play by the rules now, we will be able to operate in a more sensible fashion before too long! One can but hope.

We look look forward to seeing your lovely (masked) faces soon xx