Update on the Closure of The George Hathersage | Thurs, Oct 26th, 2023

The George Hathersage closed on Friday, October 20, 2023 following damage incurred due to the unprecedented floods as a result of Storm Babet.

After a week of assessments, electrical and gas testing and uncovering the water damage, we have been left in the heartbreaking position of having to close for an expected period of 4-6 months. This will allow us adequate time for everything to dry out, electrics to be tested and restored in places, gas supply to be tested and plumbing adjustments made along with an extensive amount of appliances, fixtures and furnishings that need replacing.

With the damage taking this long to put right, we are left in a position where we will not be able to open over the Christmas period.

However, I’d love to remind you that our sister venue The Maynard is open and ready to welcome you with open arms.

We have the following festive events planned at The Maynard which are open and available to book now;

Friday December 1, 2023
Festive Menu Begins
Wines for Christmas with Hattersley Wines

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Traditional Christmas Market

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Breakfast With Santa

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Friday, December 15, 2023
Holly Victoria – Female Vocalist & 3-Course Menu

Saturday, December 16, 2023
DJ Party Night and 3 Course Menu

Sunday, December 17, 2023
Grumpah Band and 3 Course Menu

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Saturday, December 23, 2023
**Extra** Breakfast with Santa date

Sunday, December 24, 2023
Christmas Eve Special Lunch

Sunday, December 31, 2023
New Year’s Eve 7-Course Taster Menu & Entertainment

To view the full Christmas events click here.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the hard-working teams at both The George and The Maynard who not only helped in the deluge, but got on the phones, reallocated guests and have been exceptional in their response.

At Longbow Bars and Restaurants, we are committed to putting people over profits and all staff will be retained despite the closure of The George. We are incredibly grateful for the support of the staff who have agreed to reduced hours on the same pay, some on a flexi furlough scheme and some looking for additional work elsewhere but vowing to return full time when we open. We want to be here for our team through this time and support their overall wellbeing, ensuring they have security and clarity during this closure period.

The proposed restoration and opening of The Ashford Arms will continue as planned with many of The George staff able to assist in the development of training, new processes and project management. 

Thank you to our customers for your continued love and support. We have had so many supportive messages across all our social media channels and it has touched us.  We are incredibly grateful we are insured as a business for flood damage meaning we can put this right.

Our hearts also go out to the other businesses and people across the Peak District and beyond who have been affected by Storm Babet. 

Thank you for your continued support.

See you in The Maynard!

Rob Hattersley

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