The White Hart in Nettlebed near Henley is offering a range of grocery items for collection from the pub. All transactions are done online to avoid close contact, and the village has created a rota to ensure that those able to collect are also doing so for more vulnerable people who have been advised not to leave home during the 12-week lockdown.
Landlord Ted Docherty said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the village. I ran a poll on the Nettlebed Facebook page asking local residents if they wanted us to continue offering groceries, and within a day we had 127 votes in favour and none against. So we’re continuing, expanding the range of products we offer. We’re also offering a daily hot meal – pub classics like bangers and mash and fish & chips, which are ordered the day before and ready for collection at lunchtime.
“Everything is being prepared by furloughed team members, who live in the pub and are doing this as volunteers because they want to help. We are all glad that we’re able to support the community in this way, particularly some of the most vulnerable people. It’s going to be one hell of a party when we reopen!”