Historic hotel to remain closed until 2021

Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire has announced that it will remain closed for the rest of the year.

The venue shut its doors once again in November when the second national lockdown came into force and then stayed closed when Warwickshire was placed into Tier 3.

The hotel said that “with all the uncertainty about the Government’s tier system and the number of Covid cases still being high across the county” its management has made the decision to stay closed.

The team says it is now looking ahead to the New Year and is hoping to reopen again in January with a host of events planned for the year ahead.

Ron Terry, general manager of Coombe Abbey Hotel, said: “We regretfully announce that we have made the incredibly tough decision not to reopen the doors of Coombe Abbey Hotel until the New Year.

“The hotel has been closed since November due to the second national lockdown and subsequently Warwickshire being placed in Tier 3, as such we are making the sad but sensible choice now to remain closed for the rest of 2020.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, in fact it was extremely hard to make, but in light of the uncertainty around the Government’s ever-changing Coronavirus tier system, and the number of Covid cases still rising in areas around Warwickshire we feel it’s the correct one to make.

“Once again, a number of events will be impacted because of this difficult situation and our staff have already begun the long process of contacting everyone that has been affected by the measures to speak to them about the next steps.

“Our café and kiosk will continue to stay open in Coombe Abbey Park, offering visitors a takeaway option in line with Government guidance.

“We are, of course, very sorry and we are doing all that we can but again we are calling on everyone’s patience during this difficult time.

“We will now be looking ahead to 2021, and hopefully we will be opening our doors once again in January with a renewed sense of hope for the year ahead, when we will be hosting all of our popular events and activities, as well as new ones such as Luminate Coombe.

“We hope everyone stays safe and has a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year, and we look forward to welcoming you back in January.”

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