Monday 12th October

We are pleased to announce that our restaurant is currently undergoing a short period of refurbishment. It shouldn’t impact on the bar area or the current opening hours of the restaurant. After an incredibly successful first year for Jamie & Mark at The Dog Inn, they are keen to put their own ‘stamp’ on the restaurant area. They are funding the re-decoration and adding new fixtures & furnishings, which is a significant investment on their part. 

Jamie and Mark are also expanding their ‘empire’ by shortly opening a new restaurant franchise in a new Darwen Town centre venue. They would like to reassure you that their new venture will not detract from The Dog Inn. It remains integral to their future plans. They have recently appointed two new chefs to help them maintain their quality & reputation – they also have an impressive resume: Aiden Parker, previously Head Chef at The Oyster & Otter, and Oliver Daw, who has trained at the Michael Caines Academy (run by the Michelin star chef). They have also recently taken on an apprentice, who is enjoying her time in the kitchen learning the trade. Jamie & Mark will be splitting their time between their two venues and both will still be cheffing. 

We congratulate Jamie and Mark on their new venture. Their enthusiasm and determination in these difficult times is admirable.

Bar Opening Hours: 

The Bar is now open with the following opening times:

Monday: Closed all day

Tuesday: 2 – 8pm

Wednesday: 12 – 9pm

Thursday – Saturday:  12 – 10pm

Sunday  12 – 8pm

We are keeping our opening hours under review, and opening hours over the coming weeks will be dynamic and subject to change due to demand. 

Restaurant Opening Hours: 

The Restaurant is now open with the following opening times:

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 8pm

Sundays: 12 – 6pm

Bookings only. Maximum of 6 people per booking. Please see the Restaurant page for further details and to book.

Update: 5th July

The Dog Inn re-opened successfully on Saturday 4th July, running a bit differently than before the lockdown but back serving the community of Belthorn.

Thanks to all our volunteers, to all our staff but most of all to you, our customers, our neighbours, our friends for your patience and support today.

We are so pleased to be back open.

Update: 1st July

We are finalising plans before reopening on Saturday 4th July! Of course things will be a little different when we return, so to ensure your safety please follow the guidelines set out in The Dog Inn. These will include:

✅  Table service only. You must be seated to buy a drink.

✅ Card payments only

✅ Hand sanitiser station to be located at the door to ensure our customers safety

✅ We encourage people to sit outside to maintain the safety of our customers 

✅ Opening hours 12-8 pm Wednesday to Sunday. Coffee shop open 2-4 pm, shop stock will be open at all times.

✅ Plastic glasses and 4 pint pitchers to minimise customer staff contact. Takeaway containers if you want to continue drinking at home.

✅ Taking contact details for all people in the building for NHS Track and Trace in line with government guidance and will be shared with no-one else.

❌ No drinking at the bar is permitted 

We will also be of course practising social distancing and closely following government guidelines – there will be at least 1 metre distance between each table and our staff will minimise contact as much as possible.  Please try to observe social distancing rules when in the pub.

We are trying our best to create a safe environment. Staff and customer safety is our first priority. We may not get everything right from the start, but these are strange times for us all and we can assure you that we will be trying our best. 

Welcome back!

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