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Keeping You Safe

Our venue isn't back to running in full swing, however, we've made some changes in our restaurant to welcome you all back safely. We are committed to providing a hygienic and safe venue for customers and staff to enjoy. Following the Government's restrictions, we strive to give you the excellent customer service you know and love while operating differently for the time being. With additional cleaning and social distancing in place please come, support a local business and be assured we are doing everything we can to keep you safe.

COVID-19 at a glance...

Updated 10/08/2021

Customers must wear a face covering when entering/ exiting, moving around indoors (going to the toilet, approaching the bar). Staff must also wear a face covering if they can’t distance 1m from customer or each other and there are no screens in place.


Please ensure this will not create pinch points, making it difficult for customers and staff to move around.


All hospitality venues and nightclubs must collect contact details for each customer over 12 years of age, track and trace procedures must continue.


Please see the link below for further updates

Updated 16/07/2021

Inverclyde will move into Level 0 on Monday 19th July 2021

Maximum 10 people from up to 4 households can meet indoors, 1m physical distancing in place.

Table service must still be in operation and face coverings must be worn when customers are not seated. Customer contact details must still be recorded and held for 21 days.

Updated 03/06/2021

Inverclyde will move into Level 1 on Saturday 5th June 2021

Indoors: alcohol permitted – closed 23:00 (maximum of 8 people from 3 households indoors)

Premises must collect contact information for every customer, this is now a legal requirement.

Updated 12/05/2021


The maximum number of people you can meet indoors in a restaurant, café, pub or bar is 6 which can be from up to 3 separate households. 

Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars can open indoors until 22:30 with 2 hour pre-booked slots, and outdoors within local licensing conditions for the consumption of food and alcoholic drinks. Children under the age of 12 do not count towards the total number of people who can meet.

Table service and the wearing of face-coverings (unless exempt) when not seated by all customers is mandatory in all hospitality venue. The venue you are visiting should be able to advise you of booking options.

Up to 50 people can attend weddings and funerals.

Click on the icons for further information below

Updated 20/04/2021

Indoors: alcohol not permitted – closed 20:00 Indoors (maximum of 6 people from 2 households indoors)

-Table service is required at all levels

-Ongoing mitigation measures continue to apply i.e. face coverings when not seated, 1 m physical distancing, enhanced hygiene protocols
All restrictions will be kept under review to ensure that they remain proportionate and necessary to address the ongoing public health situation.


Updated 21/12/2020

Inverclyde To Be Placed In Tier Four From Boxing Day As Scotland-Wide Lockdown Announced.


Updated 10/12/2020

COVID protection level: 2
Hospitality settings - 6 people from up to 2 households
different rules apply to children - more information available soon

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can open indoors for the consumption of food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks can only be served with the purchase of a main meal.

All venues must be closed and all customers off the premises by 20:00


What's Happening? 

Within the restaurant, we have organised our tables to meet the one-metre social distancing requirements, as per the Government's guidelines. The maximum booking we can take is for six guests. Please note we cannot move tables together to accommodate larger groups. Tables must stay where they are positioned. You will have your table for two hours. 


We're looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to The Albany. We require all children to stay at their table during the visit to the venue to help keep our staff and other patrons safe.

Table Service 

Come in and relax. We will be operating with table service only. This helps protect you and our staff during service. 


Contactless and card payments are the preferred method. 

Menus, Cutlery and Sanitisers 

Our dishwasher-proof menus will be sanitised after you have used them. There are hand sanitisers throughout the venue. Our team will set your table with cutlery, napkins and condiments if you have booked a table in advance to avoid multiple trips to your table when you are in.


Opening Hours 

As we re-open post lockdown, we will be operating reduced hours. Opening times may change based on the number of booking we have coming in from day to day. We thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate through these difficult times for our venue.

All We Ask Of You

If you are unwell, please stay at home. We'll see you when you're feeling better.

Please arrive early to register your details in line with regulations set by the Government.

Follow the markings provided and respect the other customers' space by keeping your distance when moving around the restaurant and using the toilet. 

Use contactless when possible.

PLEASE respect our team's direction as they are here to keep you safe!

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