The Lord Palmerston, on Forest Road in Walthamstow, reopened its beer garden last week, following a six-figure investment, under the experienced reigns of General Manager, James Mwansa.
A traditional pub with a classic menu in the heart of the Walthamstow community, The Lord Palmerston, has been transformed inside and out, with the garden now an oasis for customers to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat until mid-May when they’ll be able to take advantage of the revamped interior – including the large games area with pool and darts. The pub will open its doors in plenty of time for the Euros, when its reputation for being the place to watch the football will, of course, be revived.
James oversees an experienced and brilliant team, the majority of who have returned to the pub following lockdown, raring to go and get back to doing the jobs they love.
James said: “I am so excited by this transformation and am delighted to finally welcome customers into our brand-new garden this week. The Lord Palmerston is a fantastic pub in a great location and this refurbishment has injected a new lease of life into this venue.”
“Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our team and customers, whilst ensuring everyone is able to enjoy and make the most out of their long-awaited visit to our pub. We understand that while restrictions are lifting it is still important for our customers to feel safe and enjoy an environment where that is taken seriously, so we have taken every precaution in making our beer garden the place to be this spring and summer.”
The pub has ensured it complies with the new COVID-19 Secure Workplace Guidance for Pubs and Restaurants, introducing measures to protect staff and customers and ensuring the smooth running of operations.
Understanding the importance of clarity for customers, The Lord Palmerston has installed external signage clearly setting out the safety measures in place. Customers will be greeted with a warm welcome from both managers and teams, and robust COVID-secure measures, including clear social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes and adhering to NHS Test and Trace guidelines; full table service with contactless payments available, customers can also order food and drinks via an app, will be in operation.
Tables can be booked on the Lord Palmerston’s website (https://www.greatukpubs.co.uk/thelordpalmerstonwalthamstow/party-booking) or by calling the Stonegate central booking team on 03300 949251.