Doncaster's The Flying Childers invests in its outdoor space ready for reopening
As part of Marston’s ongoing Covid-19 secure measures, it has invested inoutdoor garden spaces to accommodate the easing of restrictions from April 12, included in that is the Flying Childers in Nostell Place.
Forming part of a wider national initiative by the company and with an understanding that one size doesn’t fit all, each pub has undergone a bespoke design plan that carefully considered how the space will be used and most importantly what customers will be looking for from their experience.
Whilst designs will vary from site to site, all outdoor areas will benefit from updated heating and lighting systems alongside bigger structures such as:
Orangery-style garden room
Samantha Chapman, Manager of the Flying Childers, said: “We spent a lot of time working out how we can make the garden better and we can absolutely say we’ve got there. We have worked on creating a safe space which our customers can enjoy whatever the weather brings. I hope everyone loves it, we are so excited to welcome our guests back.”
The focus on these newly re-purposed spaces has been in development since last year following the success and demand for outdoor areas during the summer period.
Alongside these new garden spaces, Marston’s has introduced an online ordering system, Marston’s Tap, for both food and drinks which guests can use during their visit as well as for takeaway services.
The online platform is available across the majority of Marston’s pubs for guests to use and a full rollout is underway following its success last year. Customers will also have access to toilets and baby changing facilities when on site.
With plans now set on the future, the focus on external spaces is set to become more valuable than ever especially to the pub hospitality industry which had to completely shut down during the majority of the pandemic.
Ralph Findlay, CEO of Marston’s, added: “We can’t wait to reopen, it has been a difficult year for everyone and we are delighted that we will be able to reopen some of our pub gardens from the 12th (government guidance permitting) and once again hear the laughs and chatter that only a pub community brings.”