Covid-19 Update

Due to the recent announcement that the Liverpool Region is in Tier 3, we have been ordered to close, until further notice.

We wish to thank all of our customers and hope to see you all soon.

Covid-19 Update

Following on from the recent Governments’ announcements, we wish to inform you of the following changes to the operation of The Ale House.

From Friday 25th September 2020, the following will apply:

  • Opening times have changed.
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday- 2.00pm to 10.00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – closed.
    Last orders will be 9.15pm for all days.
  • On entering, leaving or visiting the toilets, customers will be required to wear a mask – unless you have an exemption. Masks can be removed when seated at the table.
  • Staff will be wearing face masks and or a face shield.
  • Customers are required to complete the NHS Track & Trace registration, either via scanning the QR code on your smartphone or completing the paper form.
    Refusal to complete either method, will result in you being asked to leave the premises.
  • We will resume table service for taking orders and serving drinks. Please do not go to the bar to order your drinks. Just raise your hand and our staff will take your order as soon as possible.
  • Please observe the ‘Rules of 6‘ as as laid out by the Government.
    We have one table that can accommodate 6 people, with the remaining tables having up to 4 seats. Tables and chairs must not be moved.
  • Customers from different households must not sit/share a table with customers from a different household.

Thank you for your continuing support and helping to keep everyone safe.
Management Team.

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone who visited us last weekend.

We would just like to update you of the following small change to our service, for this weekend.

We now have a dedicated order point and collection, at each end of the bar.
Customers will be allowed to queue up 3 people at a time, standing on the arrows on the floor.

Place and pay for your order – preferably by card. Once payment is completed, you will be asked to move to the collection point.

Once you have collected your order, please move to your table following our ‘keep left’ policy.

Queue Line
Order Point
Collection Point

Please remember to complete the registration form, prior to your first order.
Failure to complete the registration form, will result in you being asked to leave.

Welcome Back

Welcome Back – We’ve missed you!

We will be reopening on Saturday 4th July 2020.

To help reduce the spread of Coronavirus, we’ve made a few changes in line with Government recommendations.
Please bare with us whilst we all adapt to the new changes.

Here are a few of the changes being implemented and there are a few FAQ’s below.
These will be updated as Government advice changes,


What days will you be open?

We will be open Friday to Monday for the first few weeks. This will allows us to make any operational changes and ensure deep cleaning is undertaken.

Can we just walk in or do we need to book?

Bookings are not being taken at this time, but this may be reviewed at a later date. If we are full, then you may have to queue!

Can we stand at the bar?

Sorry no! We are providing a table service only. This to enable us to adhere to the current social distancing measures.
Customers will be discouraged from standing and drinking.

What alcohol will be available?

We’re aiming to have 3 pumps, 3 drafts, a small selection of cider and our usual spirits.

Why do we need to complete a registration form?

We are required to capture contact details of all customers, every visit, to help with the NHS Track & Trace system.
We will securely hold your information for 21 days, after which it will be destroyed. We will only release this information to specific NHS staff.

What if I don’t complete the registration form?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to serve you and you will be asked to leave.

Can we bring a large group of people in?

At this present time, you may only sit with your own support bubble, as per the Government advice, You will not be allowed to move furniture and you should not sit with people outside of your support bubble.

What about music and live entertainment/sporting events?

We will only provide background music, so that customers do not have to shout to each other. Live entertainment and sporting events will not be available,

Can I still bring my dog in to the pub?

Yes, so long as they are on a lead and within your table space. Please keep all walkways clear.

How will you enforce social distancing?

We have re-arranged furniture, closed off the dart board, closed off the rear toilets and have signage showing the recommended flow around the pub. It is expected that customers take some responsibility when moving to the toilet or leaving the building.

Will you limit the number of drinks we can have or cap how long we can stay?

It is not our plan to impose either limit at this stage. However, we will manage this per customer/table daily,