The Fox and Goose have, as with all other pubs, found operating as a thriving community pub during the Covid pandemic and Government restrictions very challenging and we need your help.
This crowdfunding appeal will raise money to develop our outdoor space further so that we have the capacity to accommodate our customers safely and comfortably while ongoing Covid restrictions are in place.
This appeal will enable us to build more permanent, heated structures so that we have a usable, warm, dry, but still ventilated, outside space.
Due to the hard work and dedication of the staff team and directors over recent months, the pub now has an expanded garden which enabled us to remain open over the summer and into the Autumn.
Our wonderful customers have enthusiastically and responsibly adapted to the new conditions, but the on-set of winter and continuing Covid restrictions mean that without more robust shelter and heating, the pub will not be able to accommodate the numbers of customers we need.
We are therefore asking customers, shareholder members, friends of the pub, and the wider community to help us raise funds to build permanent outdoor shelters with electric radiant heaters. The electric heating options have been thoroughly evaluated in relation to their environmental impact.
Over the summer we were able to re-open the pub and utilise both the inside and outdoor space in a socially distanced way. This meant customers who expected a Covid secure environment were comfortable returning to the pub and ensured we could serve enough customers to get by. Despite the many adaptations which have been made, this further work is essential for the long-term sustainability of the Fox and Goose.
This is a community pub, with a strong co-operative ethos, and we are determined to find ways to ensure it is still here and available to our community during and post-pandemic.
We know that this is a difficult time for a lot of people, and would not be asking for donations if we could achieve this without your help. However, to ensure that we can provide a friendly community pub for the long term, we are looking to raise £16,000 through Crowdfunder for this project.
Please share this appeal, and donate what you can. The Fox and Goose is a special pub which brings us all together.