Award-winning Hogs Back Brewery is preparing to re-open on Monday 12 April, with musicians booked to perform in their Brewery Taproom from 20 May.
Hogs Back Brewery, based in Tongham, Surrey, will be re-opening its doors on Monday 12 April, in line with the latest government guidance. Customers will once again be able to enjoy brewery-fresh beer and delicious locally-produced food, which will initially only be available in the Hogs Back Tap Garden.
With 40 outdoor tables overlooking the hop garden, groups of up to six people wil be able to reserve a table, which costs £14.00 and includes a 3.5-pint snorter – glass flagon – of any beer or cider available on draught in the bar. Customers will also be able to enjoy stone-baked pizzas, freshly made on site by Hogs Back in their new pizza oven.
Opening hours will be from 5.00-10.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays; midday to 10.30pm on Saturdays and from midday to 5.00pm on Sundays.
From Thursday 20 May, when the indoor Hogs Back Tap re-opens, guests will be able to enjoy regular live music and comedy, providing a much-needed platform for performers who have been badly hit by the closure of pubs and entertainment venues during the lockdowns.
Acts already booked include blues/folk musician Grizzly, performing on re-opening night and comedian Reginald D Hunter will be appearing on 27 May. Later in the year, the bar will host Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts, and Martin Harley, as well as a number of local bands.
Commenting on the imminent re-opening, Hogs Back’s managing director Rupert Thompson said: “We’re thrilled to be re-opening our bar, which we had only just finished building before the lockdown last November. Judging by the level of bookings, local customers are equally thrilled and very ready for a pint outside the home after months of lockdown.
“We think our outdoor area is the perfect spot for a first post-lockdown drink; spacious, completely COVID-19-compliant and with views of our beautiful hop garden, we are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new visitors, and to be offering a stage to a range of performers.”