Chain with pubs across Sussex has been ‘working tirelessly’ ahead of reopening

The boss of a pub chain with venues acros Sussex said staff have been ‘working tirelessly’ ahead of the reopening.

Matt Kearsey, managing director of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We welcome the decision that Public Houses can re-open from Saturday July 4, we have been working tirelessly to prepare for this.

“Our priority is to re-open our pubs in a safe and controlled way for our returning team and guests and I can confirm we will be re-opening our pubs in a phased approach from Tuesday July 7 through to the end of the month.”

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Hall & Woodhouse runs various pubs in the county including The Olive Branch in Horsham and The Pelham Arms in Lewes.


He said the firm has surveyed guests twice during the closure to ask what safety measures they would like to see in place.

Matt added: “We have had over 10,000 responses and this feedback will help ensure we deliver the highest levels of hospitality, without compromising on guests’ safety.

“We’re excited about being able to do what we love again, and we look forward to welcoming back our teams and guests over the next few weeks.”

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