our reopening

JOIN US FOR A FEAST IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

As the world starts to unfurl following lockdown, we’ve begun the gradual process of rekindling our fires and re-opening here at The Salt Box. We have no doubt that, more than ever, many of you are keen to reconnect with your family and friends – indulging in delicious food and drink in the great outdoors.

The Salt Box Reopening post COVID-19
The Salt Box Reopening post COVID-19
The Salt Box Reopening post COVID-19

The health and safety of our team and guests remains our number one priority. By closely following government advice, we’ll be introducing a staged approach that allows you to join us again beneath the trees in a safe and enjoyable manner.

 

We have put in a lot of time and thought into how we can welcome you back over the weeks and months ahead. Thankfully, one thing we do have on our side is outdoor space!

 

For July and August, we have created a selection of new events, so you can enjoy our seasonally and locally inspired food beneath the trees or basking in the sunshine whilst taking in the views here on the beautiful Priory Farm Estate.

 

Depending on the event, you’ll be able to join us in small groups around our dining tables beneath the trees, or a beautiful picnic spot either lakeside, in the meadows or nestled in our woodland glen. We are also taking private bookings for small, intimate events (subject to availability). Our Cookery School will remain closed until September 1st.

 

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. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

We can’t wait to welcome you back as you reunite with family and friends over catch-up picnic brunches or sunset feasts beneath the trees.

 

Here’s to our new journey together,

 

Beckie, Christian, Flori and Poppy

Our COVID-19 Re-Opening Measures

We are ensuring we follow the government guidelines on how we create a safe working environment for our team, in both our kitchen and office environment.

 

Our new policies include increased hygiene practises, Disease Prevention training and 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.

 

All team members will be wearing a face covering throughout all food preparation and the serving of food. 

We have reduced the number of guests attending our events, as well as the format of our events, to ensure social distancing of 1 metre + as per government regulations.  

 

As per current government guidelines, outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households.

 

Each booking group will be seated at least 1+ metre apart.

 

We will regrettably not be able to accept solo bookings for July and August.

All our 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.

Each group booking will be sat at least 1+ metre apart from other diners, as per government guidelines.

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 our events, with all kitchen equipment and serving-ware washed in a dishwasher on a high heat setting pre and post-event.

Where possible, we will continue to serve our food sharing style, however platters will be served per household booking only.

For certain events, food will be plated per individual. 

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.  

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.

Dogs are only permitted to attend certain events, please ensure to check in advance. Any dogs permitted to attend, must be kept on a lead at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

For July and August, we have created a selection of new events all of which take place outdoors, so you can enjoy our seasonally and locally inspired food beneath the trees or basking in the sunshine whilst taking in the views here on the beautiful Priory Farm Estate.

 

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. You can find out more here.

Depending on the event, you’ll be able to join us in small groups around our dining tables beneath the trees, or a beautiful picnic spot either lakeside, in the meadows or nestled in our woodland glen.

 

We have reduced the number of guests attending our events, as well as the format of our events, to ensure social distancing of 1 metre + 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. Individual bookings will be seated at least 1+ metre apart, most of which will be seated on individual tables.

 

All of our equipment, tables, dining chairs and touch-points will be thoroughly sanitised by our teams before and after every event. 

 

We will regrettably not be able to accept solo bookings for July and August.

We are ensuring we follow the government guidelines on how we create a safe working environment for our team, in both our kitchen and office environment. Our new policies include increased hygiene practises, Disease Prevention training and 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.

Bookings will only be available for groups of between 2-6 guests. As per current government guidelines, outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households. Each booking group will be seated at least 1+ metre apart, on individual tables.

No, everything will be provided. For the foreseeable future, disposable palm-leaf crockery and cutlery will be utilised at our events, with all kitchen equipment and serving-ware washed in a dishwasher on a high heat setting pre and post-event.

We will continue to serve our food sharing style, however platters will be served per household booking only.

 

To limit contact between guests and our serving staff, following each course we will ask each table to clear their crockery and cutlery to a designated area on the table, for our team to collect accordingly, minimising contact times.

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.  As always, we heavily encourage a wild wee when up in our woodland glen – hand sanitiser will also be available.

Our Cookery School will re-open on the 1st September. You can take a look at our upcoming courses here.

Dogs will not be permitted to join our dining events for July and August.

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