FRIDAY 21ST MARCH 2020
*** CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***
The Brunswick announces with a heavy heart that we are now closed for business until further notice.
Following government advice on social distancing earlier this week we pulled our live events schedule but our pub and kitchen remained open with additional practices and hygiene procedures put in place. We were incredibly reluctant to close our doors voluntarily without some kind of guarantee of financial security for our team of staff.
However as the week has drawn on, these distancing guidelines feel more and more important and remaining open does not feel like a socially responsible thing to do. The health of our staff, customers and all of their friends, family and colleagues is the most important factor.
The Chancellor is supposed to making a statement regarding a wage package rescue plan and job protection later today, so hopefully we will be able offer our team the protection that they deserve.
We are truly sorry for all those that are losing out as a result of the virus, but we are hopeful that we will all come out the other side bigger, better and stronger.
Please do keep an eye on our social media platforms for developments and news on re-opening once this has all blown over.
Stay safe and much love.
TUESDAY 17th MARCH 2020
ALL LIVE EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL 31st MARCH 2020
Following our Prime Minister's statement yesterday, we have taken the heart-breaking decision to begin cancelling all of our Live Events with immediate effect.
For now, we have pulled all events up to the end of this month (31st March) and will take a view on April as things unfold over the next few days.
Although we believe that this is almost certainly the right thing to do in terms of minimising social distance and the risk of passing on infection, it would have been nice of good old Boris to offer some recompense or relief to those affected in the hospitality industry, instead of throwing us all (businesses and workers) under the proverbial bus. Hopefully things will look brighter later today.
The knock-on effect that this will have will be huge and we are truly sorry for all within our little independent pub/music venue by the sea, other industry workers around Brighton and all that will be affected across the country.
For the time being, we will continue to operate as a pub serving drinks and food to those that wish to visit us, but our two beloved live spaces will be closed.
We thank everybody for your support and wish you all the best of luck.
Monday 16th March 2020
A message to our customers during
the COVID-19 crisis
After recent announcements we wanted to make a statement and give reassurance to all of our customers.
We are following and will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer for the UK and Public Health England and any government guidelines. All events at our venue are going ahead as planned and the venue remains fully open. If that advice or our own situation changes for any reason, we will immediately respond to that to ensure the safety of our community. Please consult our website and/or social media for up-to-date information on specific events.
We wish to encourage you to continue to enjoy The Brunswick as you always have, but in this tricky time we would ask that when visiting us you remain vigilant in your hygiene practices. Your health and safety, as well as that of our staff is of the utmost importance to us. So, whilst at The Brunswick:
Wash /sanitise/dry your hands at every available opportunity. Wash your hands REGULARLY!! Dry using disposable hand towels, dispose of hand towels after drying.
Keep personal contact to an absolute minimum
Do not share glasses, cutlery, plates etc with others.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose in a bin immediately. If not, cough/sneeze into the pit of your elbow.
Pay by contactless payment (rather than cash) where possible.
Report any feelings of ill-health to the duty manager immediately.
If you feel unwell and/or need to self-isolate within five days of attending the venue, please let us know (preferably by email)
Do not come to the venue if you feel at all ill.
We also wanted to reassure you that if for any reason an event is cancelled then any advance tickets will be refunded and that you can still buy with confidence. We are being pragmatic and are aware that some artists may choose to cancel or postpone shows & we will let you know if that happens.
Like many other people and businesses the financial and social challenges and threats we face have been increased greatly and we want to make sure that we are doing the right thing whilst also helping to support our staff, musicians, promoters, other venues and our customers as best we can. We may make some changes to stock and business practices to help do this so please bear with us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We hope to see you soon and thanks for reading this and supporting us.
Andy Hillion (General Manager) & all of the team at The Brunswick