COVID-19 Guidance & Measures

We opened on Monday 12 April and at the moment our full reopening plan looks like this (subject to change depending on what happens in the coming months):

🌤️ 12 April - outdoor areas only (six people max. or two households of any size)
🏡 17 May - indoor areas back open (six people max. or two households of any size)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What date do you open?

A. We reopened, outdoors only, on Monday 12 April.

Q. When will I be able to book a room?

A. Accommodation will open on Monday 17 May (dependent on government guidelines).

Q. Do I have to book a table?

A. We always advise booking a table online before visiting to avoid disappointment, but walk-in tables will be available also.

Q. How do I book a room?

A. Accommodation is available to book online.

Q. Are you dog-friendly?

A. Yes, we are very dog-friendly and have a selection of dog-friendly rooms available.

Q. How many people can I visit with?

A. A maximum of six people or two households of any size; groups seated outside must be smaller than 30 people.

We want you and your family to feel as safe as possible when we are back open. That's why we have invested significantly in new and extensive protective measures to comply with all guidelines set by the government in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These include:

  • Innovative dry mist ‘fogging’ sanitisation provided by Protect Pro Solutions, based in Dewsbury. This will be deployed throughout the pub and all rooms prior to reopening for airborne and surface contamination control which meets NHS standards
  • An infrared thermometer to allow temperature checks for team members ahead of every shift
  • New safety signage to reassure and inform customers about new guidelines as well as directions for safe entrance and exit to the building
  • Outdoor seating separated in line with government guidelines and physical screens introduced between indoor seating
  • New hand sanitiser dispense stations situated throughout the pub

Customers will also be asked to make some small changes to help the pub stay safe and stay open:

  • Pre-book a table
  • Check menus online in advance
  • Wear a mask at all times unless you are sat at your table
  • Pay by card
  • Use the sanitisation points regularly to minimise the chances of infection

In addition to this, for a temporary period the Woolly Sheep will offer a more focused menu to achieve their usual high service standards with a reduced kitchen staff due to social distancing guidelines. The menu will include pub classics as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes and is available to view through the below link.


Timothy Taylor’s Estate Operations Director, Paul Turner, stated: “We have taken a lot of time and effort to ensure the safety of our staff and customers and look forward to seeing you all for a pint of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.”

Timothy Taylor’s and the Woolly Sheep both recognise that many customers will feel apprehensive about returning to the pub, while others will feel more comfortable. We try and accommodate all attitudes and would ask for patience during this time.

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