Toby Carvery ‘incredibly sorry’ as bosses close pub today with 600 booked

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‘We are incredibly sorry for any inconvenience’

A Toby Carvery pub in Bristol has been forced to close today (August 6) after a fridge failed - forcing staff to get rid of most of the popular pub’s food.

Sunday lunch at the Maes Knoll pub, on the Bristol Road in Whitchurch, is the boozer’s busiest time with dozens of table bookings by families across south Bristol.

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But in an ‘important’ note issued on the pub’s Facebook page, the business says it has been forced to close today, despite having more than 600 people booked to arrive.

Staff are ringing those impacted, and the pub has said it is ‘incredibly sorry’.

In the statement, it said: “Due to our walk-in fridge failing this evening we have unfortunately had to discard pretty much all of our stock.

“As a result of this we will be closed on Sunday 6th August. Being a Sunday we have over 600 people booked, the team will start ringing guests in the morning to notify them of the closure, however if you see this before your contacted please cancel your table via the email or text confirmation so we don’t ring you again.

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“We are incredibly sorry for any inconvenience caused and we’ll keep our Facebook page updated.”

The pub said it had a new delivery of food coming tomorrow, and that it hoped to get a mobile fridge unit installed so it could reopen then.

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