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It will have been 106 days since the 16th century pub closed its doors after the government put restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic. With new measures and guidelines to keep their guests and team safe they’re also introducing new breakfast and lunch menus. With the pub back open and the health and safety of their team and customers at the forefront, Marc and Jonathan are delighted to be open and trading again and meeting much more of their community over a pint and some great food!

The pub may be over 450 years old, but the leadership team at the Virgins & Castle have brought everything up to today’s standards and beyond with their re-opening safely guidelines and measures available for guests to read before going in for a pint.

Marc says: "We've spent a long time getting ready to re-open and put measures and guidelines in place to keep our guests and team safe. Once we re-opened our doors on Saturday 4th July, we were quickly into the swing of things again after 106 days with no pints being pulled! Guests were so supportive, and we've had nothing but amazing feedback from people saying how good it is to be back in their pub. It feels safe, organised and relaxed and our guests are enjoying our new breakfast and lunch menus and our famous Sunday roast with a pint once again!"

Not only have they opened the pub again, they are involved in two great initiatives just in July: World Youth Skills Day and Plastic Free Kenilworth.

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Marc and Jonathan are committed to looking toward and investing in the future of our young people and of hospitality to encourage other busines owners to look to the next generation and take on placement students from local universities like they themselves are with Birmingham University.

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