A SERIES OF THOUGHTS AND MUSINGS FROM CASTLE ROCKIANS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
We’re holding up well here at the Golden Eagle.
We have space to wander and lots of work underway. We started in the cellar (scrubbing and painting) and worked our way up. The shed has been raided and pots of paint put to good use. I feel a little like the Queen…all I can smell is fresh paint and bleach!
Mostly, I’m missing my team. We are a small and close-knit group, very much like the pub really. It’s incredibly “local” and sometimes more like a community centre, with the added bonus of beer. I miss very much the interaction with our customers and have tried to maintain strong threads of connectivity through social media.
Tyla and I are posting regularly to keep the community feel going, along with ensuring our more vulnerable customers are looked after. We are trying to help wherever we can, with shopping trips and prescription collections.
Harvey, our pub dog, has also been very active on his page in an attempt to put as smile on his followers’ faces with some lovely comments posted to him.
I’m missing the smell of ale, the stir caused when something looked forward to makes its appearance on the bar, and the conversations that ensue from those first few tastes. I am most looking forward to being able to get our beer festival underway. It is one of my favorite times of the year and will be much needed this time, whenever that may be!
We have much to be thankful for, though. We have Castle Rock by our side and loyal customers who cannot wait for us to open our doors again (so long as we haven’t painted them shut)! There will be such a party when we fire up the handpulls again and I cannot wait to be able to hug people in welcome.
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