Last Updated 8th April 2021
The Salt Box will re-open on Thursday 15th April, in line with lockdown restrictions easing.
If you were due to join us at an event prior to the 12th April, you will have received an email with regards to re-scheduling your seat at our table to a later date in the year.
You’ll find a selection of feasts and courses available to book on our Events Calendar.
Our COVID safety measures and procedures are available to view below.
We will incur further losses over the coming period, but we are confident we will return stronger than ever and can’t wait to reconnect with you. This is a challenging time for us all, but we continue to take comfort in knowing that gathering together over a delicious meal is core to human experience. .
Our COVID-19 Policy
We are opening with the same philosophy that has always under-pinned our policies here at The Salt Box: we work extremely hard behind the scenes to make sure everything is as safe for our staff and customers as possible, so that when you join one of our events, everything feels as back to normal as possible.
We have put in a lot of time and thought into how we can welcome you back over the weeks and months ahead. The health and safety of our team and guests remains our number one priority. By closely following government advice, we can welcome guests back beneath the trees in a safe and enjoyable manner. Thankfully, one thing we do have on our side is outdoor space!
Social distancing, enhanced hygiene measures, specific risk assessments and careful management of our team with enhanced hygiene training are just a few of the measures we are taking. Below, you’ll find a detailed overview of our approach. We want you to feel as relaxed and content as possible when visiting us, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
As you no doubt are aware, the rules around being Covid-safe are regularly changing and can be difficult to keep up with. We’re grateful for your understanding as we adapt, for your kindness to our team and for the changes that you are also having to make when joining us. And last but not least, we are grateful for your support.
We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Team Salt Box
We are ensuring to follow the government guidelines on how we create a safe working environment for our team, in both our kitchen and office environment. Our policies include increased hygiene practises, Disease Prevention training + the provision of appropriate PPE equipment.
We will continue to check-in regularly with our team, to ensure they are not only healthy but also feeling confident with the new measures in place. Daily temperature checks are conducted on all members of the team.
All team members at events will wear face masks at all times.
We have reduced the number of guests attending our events, as well as the structure of our events, to ensure social distancing as per government regulations.
Bookings will only be available for groups of between 2-6 guests, with no more than two households permitted per booking, as per government guidelines. Individual bookings will be seated on separate tables or at least 1+ metre apart.
We will regrettably not be able to accept solo bookings for until the 21st June.
NHS Track and Trace
NHS Test and Trace – the NHS Test and Trace poster will be displayed at the front of our barn and available when arriving for any of our outdoor events. If you have the NHS COVID-19 app you can quickly and easily ‘check in’ by scanning the QR code.
If you do not have the App, we will be providing every guest with a link to leave their details as part of our pre-event email, which will be submitted to NHS Test and Trace if required.
Dining With Us
All our dinings events will take place in the great outdoors, beneath the trees in our woodland glen, as well as in the surrounding fields and meadows here at our base on the Priory Farm Estate.
All of our equipment, tables, dining chairs and touch-points will be thoroughly sanitised by our teams before and after every event.
For the foreseeable future, disposable palm-leaf crockery and cutlery will be utilised at certain events, with all kitchen equipment and serving-ware washed in a dishwasher on a high heat setting pre and post-event.
Although sharing food is at the heart of our ethos, for the time being, all of our meals will be served plated, with no sharing platters or sharing elements.
Toilet facilities are situated by our barn, guests will be advised upon arrival to utilise the facilities upon checking in for an event, with facilities sanitised regularly. Antibacterial hand-soap, disposable hand towels and sanitiser will be available for those wishing to use it.
All of our courses currently take place in our outdoor Woodland Cookery School, with plenty of space and air-flow in the great outdoors.
There will be no shared equipment – you will have your own equipment, utensils and pre-portioned ingredients provided.
We have a maximum of 10 guests on our courses, to allow you to remain a safe distance from other guests.
All of our surfaces and equipment are thoroughly cleaned before and after every single event.
Hand washing facilities and hand-sanitiser is available for guests to use throughout the sessions.
We will ensure that all of our suppliers comply with government regulations with regards to the safe packaging and transportation of all items, requesting suitable documentation such as Risk Assessments where deemed necessary.
Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops
The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.