Dear friends, old and new
The Flying Duck and Wharfedale Brewery needs your help.
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, The Flying Duck and Wharfedale Brewery has announced its temporary closure from Friday 21 March until further notice.
As always, the safety and health of staff, customers and the general public is of the utmost importance. However, this incredibly difficult decision has not been made lightly, and our focus now needs to be on protecting the future of the venue as the first and only Brewpub in Wharfedale and doing our best to ensure staff welfare.
Like so many other small, independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable and potentially very grave future and we need your help.
Put simply: without support and action during these times, both the Flying Duck and Wharfedale Brewery will struggle, at best to survive and its staff will be placed in a vulnerable financial position.
With this in mind, we have set up a Hardship Fund to help support both businesses whilst they are closed, help to pay the rent and utility bills, and provide funds for when the trading can resume. It is our intention to meet all our financial obligations.
With any luck, we can soften the blow of the forthcoming challenges for our staff, and keep ourselves afloat long enough for there to be a business and jobs for staff to return to.
At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who is able to and and wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of our fantastic little operation, to please donate generously to this fund.
In return we will be offering pub and brewery gift vouchers for use as when we do re-open, should you be able to help.
If you would like to simply make a donation that would be very welcome, in which case, please click one of the donation buttons.
Equally, if you would like to make a pledge for advance bar tabs, please click on one of the pledge buttons. Please ensure you put your name against it so we know to set up a tab in your name, or email us with a screen shot from your bank/credit card account, should you wish to remain anonymous.
We very much appreciate your help and support in this unusual and unpredictable time, more than you’ll ever know.
With any luck, we’ll see you at the Duck again soon enough!
Until then, take care of each other, keep washing your hands, maintain social distancing and follow government guidelines.
Much love to you all. Stay safe!
The Flying Duck & Wharfedale Brewery x