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Like all pubs and restaurants, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit us hard. The fact we had been closed for 3 weeks for the refurbishment and then only able to open for a week before the government enforced closure did not help either! We have tried our best to continue to offer a service to the local village and really hope we have played our part in making life as normal as possible. Everards have been in regular contact with us throughout this difficult time and we cannot thank them enough for both the support they have offered but also the reassurances provided in ensuring that The Royal Oak will be in a position to open when we are able to do so.”

Sarah, Bob and their team have excelled themselves during this lockdown period in supporting their community and trying to offer as much as they can. They have tried their best to give everyone a sense of normality and most importantly, the opportunity for their community to still be able to access great food and drink and a strong sense of community in these difficult times when the pub is closed.

With schools starting back this week, the team have promoted breakfast to go, as well as continuing hot drink take outs. A brand-new ice cream machine has meant they can offer families a treat on their daily walks through the village, and as well as all of this they have continued with their fish and chips on Fridays, Pizza’s in the week and a Sunday Roast offer at the weekend that has been selling out its so popular! All of these have been well supported by the community, with one comment from a customer saying “You have kept us sane and given us variety.” and another commenting on their Facebook page a message of thanks: “Thank you for the great service and food provided during lockdown!”

Sarah and Bob are a great example of a pub and a building that offer the local community something different and something more than just a pub.

If you would like to start your next business venture, whether that be a pub, a deli, or perhaps both like Sarah and Bob then Everards could help you to create the perfect venue for your business venture.

Everards are always looking for passionate people with a good head for business that want to create a business of their own. If this sounds like you and you would like to find out more, the Everards team would love to chat. Join them at one of their virtual cuppa and chat events where the team share what's involved and can answer any questions you may have.

Upcoming virtual cuppa and chat events:

  • Wednesday 8 July 2020 - register now at on the Everards Facebook page
  • Wednesday 29 July 2020 - registration opening soon

If you are in or around Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire, then pop in and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or ice cream and say hi to the fantastic team at The Royal Oak!

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