Coronavirus Closure Notice

In light of recent events, it is with a heavy heart that we write to you, our valued customers, to announce that as of today we will no longer be opening our doors during this difficult and unpredictable time.

We are an independent family-run business with family values and we feel it is our duty to take this precautionary action to protect the welfare of our customers and our employees.

Mother’s Day

Don’t’ worry Mum’s – you will have your day!

If you have booked for this Mother’s Day (22nd March 2020) do not fret, we have decided not to cancel this special day, but to postpone it until it is safe for everyone to resume their normal social activities again.  We will be contacting all Mother’s Day bookings by phone or email to confirm this.

Food, Wine & Song Evening at The Birch

As this event is not until 6th May 2020 we will wait and review the Coronavirus status and keep you informed should we decide to postpone this event.

Future Bookings

Customers will still be able to visit our website and make bookings online for 1st June 2020 onward (subject to government guidelines and Coronavirus updates).

Gift Vouchers

We still have our gift vouchers available for you to purchase online or via email.  There is no reason to stop the gift of great food once this crazy time is over! However, any gift vouchers purchased during this time of closure we will increase the valid date from 12 months to 18 months so that the recipient doesn’t lose out.

Anyone in possession of gift vouchers due to expire during this closure period, we will honour then for an extra 3 months from when we resume business.


As no one is sure of the duration of this situation and how long we are all going to be affected, we will notify you of any updates through our website and via our social media platforms.

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Thank You

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support and custom. We wish you all good health and happiness in this worrying time and we look forward to welcoming you again soon to The Birch and The Black Horse.

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