Old School Cafe Re-opening

End of Lockdown II – December 2020

The Old School Café will re-open for sit down food from Wednesday December 2nd.

Woodford’s Old School Café

Diane is taking the opportunity below to remind everyone of the steps they are taking to ensure our safety in these COVID times. Please remember that only two families in the same bubble are allowed to sit together – and there is a maximum of six at a table.

As it is December, the cafe has an  Xmas menu again!

  • Christmas Pie (layers of sausage meat, cranberry & turkey) served with salad, cranberry sauce and hot bread roll
  • Xmas Panini – turkey, brie and cranberry all heated to yumminess and served with a salad!

Diane looks forward to seeing you – and, if you can, please book as it is looking as though they are going to be busy!

Things to Remember

As you are aware, things have changed with post lockdown Tier 2 regulations applying in Northamptonshire. Diane is taking this opportunity to update you on how they will be working for the foreseeable future. Sorry it is long, but she wants to assure you that they are doing everything they can to stay safe!

The café is still operating full table service – so you will be directed to a table and orders taken from there. Please let cafe staff seat you so that they can keep social distancing in place as best they can.

Tables have been relocated to ensure the one metre plus social distancing requirement is adhered to.

Booking Tables

You are able to book a table. This is recommended if you can. Call 07845 430577.

Social Distancing

There are restrictions on how many people can come together and the café will be enforcing this as they are required to do. “Indoor gatherings can only be two households in the same support bubble”. Tables seat a maximum of 6 persons to reduce the risk.

There is a one way system in and out of café – please follow the arrows accordingly.

Track and Trace

To comply with the track and trace requirement from Government, the café will be asking for your name and contact phone number – which they are obliged to keep for 21 days. The cafe also has a QR code so you can use the NHS app


Payment – is by card – debit or credit – and contactless where possible. The limit on contactless has been raised to £45 so should make it easier for everyone. Cash can be used if necessary.


Your placemats are your menus – these are laminated and can be cleaned after each sitting.


Can people looking for takeaways please order via phone 07845 430577 or Facebook (Menu & Order tab). Collection and payment will be via the café window in the car park.

Outdoor Seating

The garden area will be available (in good weather!) for those who prefer to sit outside, on a first come, first served basis.


As always, children are welcome. However, the café asks that they remain seated at all times whilst in the café to reduce the risk of compromising social distancing rules.

Cleaning & Covid Safety

The café has had to remove all books, newspapers and toys – so please feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Cleaning – there will be hand sanitiser available as you enter the café and you are encouraged  to use it. They will be cleaning door handles regularly and the card machine will be wiped after every contact use.

The café always cleans tables after every customer – however, if you see a table with a sign stating that it still needs cleaning, please do not sit there until this has been completed.

Crockery and cutlery is left at the table until customers have left – minimising contact. All tables and chairs will be cleaned between customers.

Condiments:  sugar, salt and pepper has been removed from the tables. These will be delivered with your drinks and meals – this also includes sauces etc.

Diane hopes you will bear with them and see that they are doing their best to keep everyone safe! They  look forward to welcoming you all back to the café soon

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