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The Old Bundy Tavern set to reopen its doors

The Old Bundy Tavern
The Old Bundy Tavern will reopen after a nine week closure necessitated by COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Facebook

The Old Bundy Tavern is set to reopen its doors next week for the first time in nine weeks and will offer pub takeover packages for groups of 10.

The Australian Venue Co. (AVC) announced the reopening of several Queensland stores as COVID-19 restrictions ease and venues open across the state.

Shut since March 23, The Old Bundy Tavern will reopen on Wednesday and will celebrate with a pub takeover package, giving 10 friends and family the whole pub to themselves.

The package provides a two hour private session and requires a $60 minimum spend per person for 10 people.

AVC State Manager Queensland Scott Brysden said there would be an increased focus on safety for customers and staff with new safe socialising standards, including spaced tables and reduced capacity, in line with advice from the Queensland Government.

“While the team will still welcome guests with a warm smile and friendly hello, we’ve created some new ‘contactless’ measures that help us to comply with Government restrictions and guarantee our customers a safe and enjoyable experience at our venues,” Scott said.

“Our Queensland based venues are proud to pioneer this new, safe socialising experience for our customers. We are determined to not let a bit of distance stand in the way of creating a memorable customer experience.”

The venue will also soon offer an innovative, contactless ordering system with customers able to view the menu, order and pay on their phone via the website.

AVC said the re-opening of The Old Bundy Tavern would see many staff members return to work and benefit the local economy, re-engaging suppliers including guards, cleaners and garbage disposal services, local fruit and vegetable suppliers and local musicians and entertainers.

“The last couple of months have been catastrophic for the hospitality industry but we are proud to be part of an industry which has proved itself to be resilient, supportive and as hard working as ever at this difficult time.

“We are so pleased to be re-opening our venues to the public again and to be able to re-connect with our loyal customers.

“While it will be a ‘new normal’, it will be great for people to be able to enjoy and drink and a meal at their local again,” Scott said.

In line with advice from the Queensland Government, customers will experience the ‘new normal’ for drinking and dining out with friends and family:
– Tables will be distanced 1.5m apart
– Hand sanitiser readily available through the venue
– Reduced capacity to allow for social distancing
– Increased cleaning regimes to maintain impeccable hygiene standards
– Staff will be temperature checked before starting their shift
– Contactless order and payment encouraged

Australian Venue Co. Packages (available for a limited time only):
– Two hour pub takeover session, $60 minimum spend per person
– Footy game session, $60 per person including classic pub meal and 2 house drinks

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