We hope you are all safe & well and coping without your St Agnes fix. It’s be strange here, but also nice for the staff to enjoy Cornwall in glorious sunshine instead of working. We are all now chomping at the bit to get back open and start seeing some of your smiley faces.
Over the past few weeks we have been busy writing our Covid 19 risk assessment to ensure that we can open safely without putting staff, customers and the local community at risk. We have a 6 stage reopening plan. We have already opened the Crib Shack for takeaway (stage 1), and are looking forward to opening the beer garden (which is now in our car park) on 4th July, if the Government allows us. We are unsure what else we will be open at the time. The final stage will be opening our main bar which is the heart and soul of the business, but I couldn’t face ruining it with Perspex screens – that would break my heart, so we have taken the decision not to open it until a time when we can all gather in confined spaces and drink, laugh & cry together – I hope this isn’t too far away.
We have put hand sanitiser on every entrance/exit and are putting one way systems in place to ensure your safety. Please respect what we have done to enable us to safely reopen, the last thing we need are people acting irresponsibly and we have to close down again.
We request customers to pay by card to reduce the risk potentially carried by cash and we will requesting customers to order on line via our website as this will reduce the contact between staff & customers. We’ve become great at queuing, and you will have to queue to get a table as we will be sanitising each table between customers.
Opening the toilets has been our biggest challenge, but we think we can do this but there is responsibility on all of us to keep them safe.
We can’t wait to welcome you all back over the coming months, it will be different to what you have been used to, but it will still be the Driftwood, but not quite as you know it.
Stay safe and hope to see you soon
Lou and the Drifty Team xxx
Just a stones throw away from the panoramic views of Trevaunance Cove, The Driftwood Spars boasts epic sea views, ample parking, two bars, 4 star guest accomodation, a brewery and a sea-view restaurant.
We have an atmosphere to suit everyone’s taste and this combined with our natural, laid back character makes a visit to the Driftwood an utterly memorable experience! The history behind the Driftwood Spars is as curious and unusual as the pub itself.
The Driftwood Spars’ name stems from the huge beams (or spars) that comprise its structure. The spars were salvaged from shipwrecks along the coast and were utilised to build the Driftwood in the 1650s. The building began life as a tin mining warehouse and since then has been a chandlery, sail making loft and fish cellar (though not all at once!), before eventually being converted into a hotel and bar in the early 1900s. Its wealth of character offers a distinctive charm, perceptible to customers old and new.