Can I make a booking at the moment?

Absolutley! Please note bookings are limited to groups of 140 depending on seating and for a maximum of two hours.

What extra precautions are you taking to ensure The Backyard is a safe place to visit?

The safety and wellbeing of our customers, team and community is our top priority. While we continue to serve you, we’re taking extra precautions to ensure The Backyard at Briars Sports is clean and hygienic including more frequent cleaning and encouraging healthy physical distancing and good hygiene. > There is more frequent cleaning with a focus on high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces and bathrooms > All our employees are healthy and following strict hygiene procedures > Our kitchen brigade are doubling down on sanitising and safety with regularly changed disposable gloves and face masks > We would strongly prefer payment via PayPass/contactless and cashless methods > Hand santiser units are at our main entrances, dining areas, on tables and near bathrooms > The Backyard will keep any unwell team member at home even if slightly unwell. We would like to assure you that we are staying up-to-date with the latest government advice and are working hard to adapt to better serve our customers and community. We are extremely fortunate with our wonderful, spacious restaurant, which is the perfect location for physical distance dining.

What can I do during my visit for the saftey of my family, friends and community?

Whilst in the venue, we would appreciate it if you could observe the Covid-Safe rules in place. Please ensure you sign-in on entry, use the sanitising stations and hand sanitisers on each table, wash your hands regularly including after touching common surfaces and after coughing or sneezing. Please do not come along if you have flu like symptoms. Contactless payment is preferred at this time.

Do masks need to be worn during my visit? What about kids?

As at 12th February 2021, staff and patrons are no longer required to wear face masks, however we ask that everyone do their best to practice safe distancing and be sure to sign in properly on entry. Another step in the right direction and we look forward to seeing some more friendly faces around soon! We thank the community for their pateince and understanding.

What are the current trading hours?

Our trading hours are currently 12 noon to 9pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 9pm on weekends.

Can I book a function, birthday, christening, etc?

We would love to help you celebrate your special occasion. We are able to take function bookings now for up to 140 guests depending on seating.
Please note that Share Plates are not available at the moment. And of course, cancellation fees do not apply if we need to cancel in the event of a government directive, illness or for any other sensible reason.