Falkirk's Callendar House tea room to reopen - here's what you need to know

Afternoon tea fans have been given the news they were hoping for – Callendar House is set to reopen its tea room.

By Jonathon Reilly
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 12:00 pm

The Falkirk venue has been undergoing extensive safety testing following a prolonged closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although Callendar House has been open to the public since September 10, its highly popular tea room in Callendar House remained closed.

That will change, however, on Wednesday, October 14 when staff will resume service.

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Callendar House tea room is due to reopen on October 14. Picture: Lisa McPhillips.

The tea room will operate at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. There will also be hand sanitisers, floor markers and a one-way system in place.

Customers will be required to wear a mask when entering and moving around in the tea room but in line with government guidance can remove them when seated.

The menu features hot filled breakfast rolls served until noon and an array of fresh soup, sandwiches and baked potatoes, not forgetting the classic Callendar House scones and tray bakes.

The venue has also introduced a bake away option, offering a slightly reduced menu for customers who want to enjoy a takeaway.

This can be accessed by ordering at the new entrance left of the main door, with payment and pick-up at the gift shop, meaning customers don’t have to access Callendar House; no advanced booking is required for this service.

The afternoon tea offer will run rom November 1 with booking available online and over the phone from October 14.

Customers with gift vouchers – if it was booked online – can also book their table online. If the voucher was purchased in person, call 01324 503770 to book.

Callendar House itself also has enhanced safety procedures which include a new one-way system and strengthened cleaning regime, together with hand sanitisers and sneeze screens in the gift shop.

Customers are asked to use contactless card payments where possible.

The facility’s opening hours remain the same: 10am-5pm, Wednesday to Monday, with the last sitting in the tea room at 3pm.

In order to comply with the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect scheme, visitors are asked to pre-book their table online or by calling 01324 503770.

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