COVID-19 Guidance & Measures

We are in Tier 2 (high alert) category.

  • You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble indoors.
  • You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people (can be from different households) outdoors, including in our beer garden.
  • We can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. Once you finish your meal we can't serve any more alcohol so make sure you get one in before you finish.
  • Table service only.
  • Closed between 11pm and 5am.
  • Stop taking orders after 10pm.
  • We accept walk-ins and bookings (you can now book outdoor tables by emailing The best way to book an indoor table is through our online booking form as we can't always answer the phone.

We want you and your family to feel as safe as possible when visiting our pub. 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

Some temporary changes will also be introduced to the way the pub operates, including:

  • Seated table service only, which will reduce capacity numbers. Table service will be offered either through a friendly member of staff or through a mobile-based ordering app depending on customer preference
  • 2-hour time slots introduced when booking
  • Single entrance and exit points to the pub. The entrance is located to the front of the pub on the main street and the exit will be to the rear of the pub through the outdoor area
  • Maximum occupancy of toilets limited to four people with distancing measures introduced within each
  • Introduction of single-use recyclable paper menus
  • All condiments removed from tables and only available when requested
  • Cutlery taken to customers by our team members
  • Increased cleaning regime, with focus on high touch points
  • No standing at the bar, and drinks instead provided by table service
  • At busy periods socially distanced queuing may be necessary outside the pub, therefore weather-appropriate clothing is advised as well as courtesy to the pub’s neighbours due to the high street location

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 will be available to view on the pub’s website.

Pre-book a table

Timothy Taylor’s Estate Operations Director, Steve Robinson, 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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