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‘Like opening a new business’ - high spirits as pub welcomes back punters

PUBLISHED: 14:47 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:10 12 July 2020

Anthony and Jeanette Goodrich have reopened the Rose and Crown in Snettisham following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Archant/Jeanette Goodrich

Anthony and Jeanette Goodrich have reopened the Rose and Crown in Snettisham following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Archant/Jeanette Goodrich

Picture: Archant/Jeanette Goodrich

A north west Norfolk pub says business is booming since reopening after more than three months of closure.

The Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham has reopened following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Jeannette GoodrichThe Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham has reopened following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Jeannette Goodrich

The Rose and Crown in Snettisham, near Hunstanton, was shut in March in line with government regulations amid the coronavirus crisis, but finally made its return last week.

Owners Anthony and Jeanette Goodrich are encouraging bookings and have reduced the menu, while staff are also taking the temperatures of punters when they arrive at the pub.

Anthony and Jeanette Goodrich, who own the Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham. Picture: ArchantAnthony and Jeanette Goodrich, who own the Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham. Picture: Archant

Mrs Goodrich said the couple had not had any reservations about reopening.

“If you thought the lockdown period was tough, getting a pub going again with two weeks’ notice is really hard,” she said. “But there comes a point when you have to go for it.

The Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham has reopened following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Jeannette GoodrichThe Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham has reopened following coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Jeannette Goodrich

“I think it was quite fortunate that the weather was not amazing on July 4. We’ve been very busy so far but everybody has been behaving themselves.

“The staff are all really pleased to be back and there is a really good team spirit. In a way it has been like opening a brand new business.”


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