After a long period of lock down which began at the end of March, the team at the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf, Spa & Lodges resort is preparing to be fully up and running again in July, with the final date subject to Government guidelines.
The award-winning venue has been busy since lockdown running its Pippin Grocery Store business – now also online – selling on site as well as delivering much needed groceries, ready meals, afternoon teas and fresh produce to local villages.
The two championship golf courses also re-opened last month and are now welcoming golfers who were desperate to escape their lockdown and get back out into this stunning Suffolk countryside to meet up with their friends and practice their swings again. A mobile buggy has been supplying them with cold drinks on the course, but golfers have not been able to enjoy their usual beer and a meal or snack after their rounds as the clubhouse has been closed.
This will all change from 4th July when the newly branded ‘Sports Bar at SbN’ will be opening to serve golfers and visitors both alfresco on the terraces and inside the Bar, with strict social distancing measures in place of course.
For the hotel, lodges and restaurants there has been a huge amount of preparation undertaken during the lockdown months to gear the facilities up to welcome customers back – and to open these areas as soon as the government guidelines allow.
A survey has recently been carried out by the hotel and many procedures have been adopted based on the responses from over 2,500 existing and potential customers.
Commercial Director, Peter Osborne said: “We were amazed at the enthusiastic response to our survey and at how keen so many of our customers are to return to Stoke by Nayland as soon as they are permitted to do so by the government. We’ve put a wide range of strict hygiene and social distancing procedures in place and introduced the ‘Rest Reassured’ logo and theme around the resort. This is to ensure that our customers can feel confident about being able to relax in a safe environment, and really enjoy their visit – whether it is for golf, dining, spa treatments or simply to escape to beautiful Constable Country for a much needed hotel break.”
“We are all really looking forward to welcoming customers back to Stoke by Nayland to enjoy at least some of the summer this year.”
For more information please visit www.stokebynayland.com