We anticipate that activities will return, but very slowly, as a result of this it would be financially unviable to open Thurst for the hours that it was “pre-lockdown”. However we realise that it is a facility for villagers to meet friends in a social atmosphere.
The decision as therefore been taken to open as a four week trial seven days a week, from 10:00 until 14:00. We are currently ensure that it will be Covid Secure, as a result you will notice some changes.
Entry and exit will be through the garden door and you will see signs to guide you, the canopies will be out, in the event of bad weather, both the sun lounge and if needed the meeting room will be made available. Take out will be available for use on the green, however the menu will be simplified, however ice cream, Bluebell’s Cakes products (including sausage rolls, cheese straws), soft drinks, alcohol, will be available. There will be a few new additions like Muffins and Cookies. The big change is that currently we will not be offering food that requires preparation like sandwiches or jacket potato.
According to the latest Government guidelines the outside play equipment is permitted to be used, however the soft play area is not so that this will be taped off.
If you have never visited Thurst Cafe, you will be surprised we have recently refurbished and updated it, as mentioned this opening period is for a trial, we urge you to support this, in order that we can justify or even expand this service. Should you have any suggestions please let our friendly staff know or leave a comment here on the website
We have also been informed that Extend, Slimming World and Weight Watchers are hoping to return during July