Dear Oval Tavern Lovelies,

Following the government’s announcement The Oval Tavern will ring Time At The Bar with a very heavy heart at midnight on 20th March 2020 for the foreseeable future.

BUT we are planning to create a virtual Oval during these dark times!

Our friendly food is available to take away and we will also offer discounted off-sales on our fine draught selection too (I’m working on sourcing containers, but please could you bring your own until I sort that?) Most importantly we’ll have our famous Roasts available to take away on Sundays.

Where we can we’ll keep live music going via Facebook and our YouTube channel, but we’ll keep the top tunes coming regardless. The team will keep the bants going online, including Mikey’s ‘dad jokes’. 🙄 We’re investigating an online Wednesday Quiz, also streaming versions of Music Time and Storytime for our smaller customers. I’m sure there is more we can do on the magical interweb – I’m just not that tech savvy so any suggestions gratefully received!

I feel there is still an important role for The Oval in the community we are so proud to be a part of, so MOST importantly I want to offer delivery of hot food to the most vulnerable or those self-isolating in our immediate vicinity. Please email or call the pub for more details. “OvalEats” innit!

By working differently ideally we can continue to serve you our valued customers and friends, but also hopefully I can meet the huge obligation I feel to to my amazing team to keep them in employment. I hope you understand and can support us.


Stay safe and well.


Lots and lots of love, Esther and the team. xxx