We're Turning a Cold Shoulder to COVID, Here in the Land of Guinness!
Preventive Measures at the Bull & Thistle Pub - Updated 4 December 2020


We love our staff and guests here at the Pub, and are committed to doing all we can to keep a warm and welcoming environment while protecting everyone's health. This update is to let you know the protective measures we have in place, so you can make an informed decision about visiting our restaurant:

  • This week, we installed Honeywell Ultraviolet Systems Air and Surface Treatment Systems in our forced air heating and cooling systems. The UV light generated by these systems sterilizes mold spores and live, airborne bacteria, effectively preventing them from recirculating through the HVAC system. Honeywell's testing reports that the units will sterilize up to 99.9% of mold on cooling coils (UV surface treatment), and up to 75% of airborne bacteria (UV air treatment).

  • As always, our servers, hosts, bartenders and managers are wearing masks whenever they are interacting with guests, and maintain a 6-ft distance whenever possible.

  • Hand sanitizing stations, in addition to hand-washing sinks, are posted throughout the Pub. In addition to scrupulously washing/sanitizing their hands, our staff sanitize the tables, chairs, and any implements such as pens, handheld units, etc., after each guest visit.

  • Hand sanitizer is available to all guests at every table, and at the hostess desk. We also provide alcohol wipes whenever you are ready to check out, so that in addition to our own sanitizing steps, you can wipe down a pen or any item you are handed for additional peace of mind.

  • The tables in our cocktail area are spaced 6-ft apart. The table settings in our dining room have been reconfigured specifically to ensure that a 6-ft distance (or greater) is between facing guests (except those who arrive together in a party, of course).

  • We also offer seating in the Portal, a step-down dining area that is somewhat separate from the rest of the Pub, and enables us to provide privacy and even greater distance to guests who need extra precautions.

  • Tables remain free of table-top decor and implements. But please know we are happy to get you anything you need, from seasonings to condiments to utensils, so don't hesitate to ask! We'll provide whatever you need either pre-wrapped or sanitized for your well-being.

  • In the kitchen, behind the bar, and in any service area, we follow the Health Department's guidelines to ensure safe-handling and no physical contact with ready-to-eat foods.

We hope these updates are reassuring and helpful as you make decisions about whether or not to come out for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our sincere thanks to the many guests who have shown their support in these challenging times! We appreciate you all so much!

Diana, Loui, Ben, Kim, Scotty, and Everyone on the Bull & Thistle Team


102 S Main Street, Gainesboro, TN 38562

931-268-7170 / bullandthistlepub@gmail.com

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