Preston Marina cafe closing for takeaway through lockdown 3

Posted on - 5th January, 2021 - 12:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Food & Drink, Preston buildings & attractions, Preston Docks, Preston News, Riversway, Takeaways
The Beach Hut Cafe in Preston Docks during warmer days Pic: Tony Worrall
The Beach Hut Cafe in Preston Docks during warmer days Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Marina has posted on Facebook that it is shutting it’s shop and takeaway food and drink service as a result of lockdown-3.


The Beach Hut Cafe had continued to serve takeaway food and drink under tier-3 and tier-4 restrictions and was popular with walkers on the Docks.

But the Marina management said due to the health and safety risk to staff they had taken the decision to stop opening for takeaway services.

The new lockdown restrictions do not prohibit cafes from opening for takeaway.

Their shop was already temporarily closed due to tier-4 restrictions and orders are now only available by their website, email or Facebook.

They are currently awaiting guidance from their governing trade body but for now all boat movement and lifting operations are suspended.

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Boat owners are also being advised not to visit the marina due to being prohibited by law.

They are also recommending that all semi-residential berth-holders seek alternative accommodation throughout the lockdown.

Frozen Docks Pic: @edwalker86
Frozen Docks Pic: @edwalker86

However, Preston Marina will still have caretaking staff on site 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

Lockdown-3 was announced by PM Boris Johnson last night (Monday 5 January).

Read more: Latest Preston and South Ribble case numbers after Christmas mixing 

Rules include only leaving home for essential reasons such as:

  • Work which cannot be done at home
  • Medical appointments
  • Exercise
  • Medical care
  • To meet your support bubble or childcare
  • Attend childcare or education if you are eligible
  • Provide care
  • To shop for food/medicine for you or a vulnerable person
  • To avoid injury, illness or risk of harm, including domestic violence

See the latest coronavirus cases and information

It is expected that the lockdown will be in place until at least mid-February.

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