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Tulketh Tap Room owner sets record straight about recent closure

Posted on - 10th May, 2021 - 3:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Food & Drink, Preston News, Pubs, Tulketh
Tulketh Tap Room Pic: Tony Worrall
Tulketh Tap Room Pic: Tony Worrall

The owner of the Tulketh Tap Room in Preston has taken to social media to set the record straight regarding the closure of the bar.

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Ray Woods closed Tulketh Tap Room temporarily as he and his staff were finding it frustrating asking bar-goers to constantly abide by Covid regulations.

The bar even recently employed door staff to try and make a difference, but unfortunately it did not seem to act as a deterrent for ‘merry’ punters.

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In the post, he expressed his frustrations at having to tell customers to sit down.

In an interview with Blog Preston Ray said: “I don’t think some people who haven’t seen their mates in six months seem to understand that it’s my license at stake here.

“I’ve told staff members now that if a group stand up more than twice then they’re not to be served again.

“It’s just a select few not abiding by the Covid rules – most people are.

“I’ll be glad to be back on Wednesday, I just hope people listen this time.”

The bar received messages of support regarding their closure.

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Resident Jacqui Jones said: “I hope now customers follow the rules and realise not only are they causing you an inconvenience but stopping others and themselves having a lovely place to go.”

An impressed customer Vicki Halliday Waugh said: “Your staff were amazing when we came in the other week. Everything you had in place was fantastic.”

The bar will be back open Wednesday, 12 May from 11am.

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