18th March 2020
Dear Customers and Friends,
Following the Prime Minister’s daily briefing today, we feel that it’s in the best interests of our employees, our clients and the wider community to temporarily close The Chequers, The Swan and The Talbot.
We do this with a heavy heart and great sadness. But this is temporary, and we will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
This action is in direct response to recommendations made by Sir Patrick Valance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser. He has made it clear that that our whole community should focus on reducing the spread of Covid-19, with social distancing a vital part that effort.
It was a hard decision, but our main focus will always be the well-being of our people, our guests, the wider community – and the survival of these fantastic pubs.
We will of course keep you updated and, in the meantime, we hope that you all stay safe and well
The whole team at The Chequers, The Swan and The Talbot x