We are actively monitoring and following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Based on the latest advice the pub will remain open but after talking with promoters, bands and customers we have decided to cancel the remaining events in the venue space until the end of March.
Many of these are or are in the process of being rescheduled later in the year. Any tickets brought will be valid for the new dates or a refund can be issued. Please check our website events pages for updates: http://theportlandarms.co.uk/wp/upcoming-events/
The pub will be operating on reduced hours and a reduced food menu.
The new hours will be:
Monday – Thursday: Bar 12-10pm, Kitchen 12-2.30pm and 5-8.30pm
Friday: Bar 12-11.30pm, Kitchen 12-2.30pm and 5-8.30pm
Saturday: Bar 12-11.30pm, Kitchen 12-8.30pm
Sunday: Bar 12-5pm, Kitchen 12-3pm
In addition many of our food dishes and some drinks deals will be available to takeaway.
CLICK HERE for our new menu.
What measures are being taken to reduce the risk of the virus spreading?
We have put a variety of different measures in place, which include additional cleaning measures, boosting supplies of hand soap and sanitizer and training and advising our staff. We’ll follow Government guidance and take any further steps necessary as the situation changes.
When will the venue re-open? Anything we can do?
This is a challenging time for all of us and following the announcement from the prime minister on Monday (16th March) has left all Grass-roots venues, theatres and restaurants in a very vulnerable position.
As a member of the Music Venue Alliance we strongly support their new campaign. They have issued an open letter calling on Boris Johnson to take immediate action to protect Britain’s Grassroots Music Venues.
“Without a direct decision by the government that Grassroots Music Venues should close, these cultural spaces are opened up to unmanageable risks. Those with insurance cannot claim on it. Those with lease agreements based on trade are in breach of their contracts. Rent, mortgage, rates, VAT, Tax, wages will have to be paid and the entire liability falls on the individual venue operator. ”
They ask the Prime Minister to:
1. Immediately announce legal measures to temporarily close the UK’s Grassroots Music Venues in response to the Coronavirus outbreak
2. Cancel the Festival of Britain 2022 – a one-off cultural event that the government has ring-fenced £120 million to deliver
3. Reallocate the £120 million to create a Cultural Infrastructure Hardship Relief Fund, delivering funding to grassroots music venues, theatres, arts centres and other social and cultural spaces forced to close by the Coronavirus
By signing the petition you could help add your voice.