I like a pub worked in enough of them over the years. I love the atmosphere and I treat it like a treat. Generally I don’t drink in the house never have but I do like a social drink down the local with family and friends. You know nice food and a couple of drinks.
So I have missed that time out from home life not having to cook, do the dishes just that chill time or quality time with your family round a table.
When bars and pubs reopened I wasn’t shocked I was excited. I feel we all have to be responsible for our own safety and others . If an establishment has set rules or guidelines we should follow them no argument it’s to keep us safe and others.
Saying that living in Glasgow I’m surrounded by bars. Before deciding where I wanted to go with my family I checked them out walking past. Thankfully most bars looked happy and there was lots of social distancing unfortunately one or two looked like they had an old firm on before lockdown .
I decided after walking past one of fave locals and Thea shouting I want to go to the pub to book a table the next day for nibbles and drinks
So the next day off we went to Stravaigin at lunch time. At this point it was outside tables only. About 5 or 6 all distanced apart and no one behind us (see pic). It was perfect we felt safe straight away. We did the usual leave our contact details as well.
Onto ordering you scan the menu and it comes up on your phone. I have heard people moan about this around the UK but it worked perfectly for us and we quickly ordered our nibbles and drinks which arrived super quick.
Toilets next another hot topic one in one out. We had no issues with this there was a queuing system but as you were outside you know if there was a que I never saw one.
Experience overall it was great Stravaigin have obviously followed all the guidelines and trained staff on new procedures. This helped with the experience I was at ease through out and it was a great a family experience.
Will I go back of course maybe today for a quick one. It’s lovely having Stravaigin back and Thea adores it there,they make her feel at home what more can a parent want.