Entry will work on a first come, first served basis and you can rest assured I have made your safety and comfort my priority. For absolute fairness I won’t be taking any reservations or bookings – my doors are open to all and some of my customers don’t have access to emails or social media to book. Simply drop by during opening hours and we’ll hope to be able to accommodate you. Please don’t be cross with us if we are fully seated. We have rules to follow and we won’t ever go over our capacity so please don’t ask us to. We’d be delighted for you to offer one of our many neighbouring bars your much valued custom and perhaps pop back to us later in the evening and try again.

You won’t be asked to download any fussy apps or anything. We are taking part in the NHS Test and Trace scheme using a traditional pen and paper record which will be stored securely for the required 21 days following all GDPR compliance and then shredded. This way your delicate information won’t be held online anywhere without your knowing or permission. We also ask that you allow us to record your temperature on arrival, without this we will not allow entry. There are simple ‘Using Our Facilities’ systems in place with clear information on how to do this available in our menus, which you will find on every table.

These new measures include:

* My staff and I are temperature tested on arrival before our shifts begin and PPE is provided wherever necessary or requested.
* My staff and I are handwashing and hand sanitising more thoroughly and frequently between serving drinks, handling payments and approaching tables.
* We have placed hand sanitiser at the door and on each bar for your and our use and all our bathroom handwash has been replaced with anti-bacterial soap.
* We are now taking your drinks orders at your table and while we can still take cash if necessary we would of course prefer if you paid using contacless/card.
* We have moved Heaven and Earth as well as our furniture to ensure the appropriate distancing measures are in effect throughout the venue.
* We have stepped up our WC cleaning schedule and are checking our facilities hourly, recording this on the visable check sheets in each bathroom.
* All our cleaning products used are anti-viral and anti-bacterial and we use disposable products where possible to minimise the further spread of the virus.
* We run a weekly deep clean of the entire venue, from top to bottom getting into all those nooks and crannies, eradicating any trace of nasty bugs and germs.

While there are fewer seats I’ve done my very best to ensure the look and feel of the bar does not detract from our usual award winning aesthetic and I hope you will still feel the warmth and cosiness of the space as you have enjoyed before. I think I’ve managed to keep the set up as ‘Prohibition-y’ as possible while still abiding by the government guidelines and regulations and without it feeling overly clinical or sparse.

While the new temporary government restrictions announced Thursday 18th September are of course a concern we do understand they are “advisory” and are there for the safety of our customers and staff. If you cannot visit us with only members of your family or household we can still cater for tables of 2 people to 4 people from a maximum of 2 different households or ‘bubbles’. I am aware the maximum number of guests per group is still 6 but in order to better monitor and regulate the risk of mixing with too many people unnecessarily I have limited our table size to a maximum of 4 guests. We can’t seat people together or move our furniture to accommodate larger groups. The furniture has been set out to the correct spacing and has to stay that way I’m afraid. Over time I’m sure the restrictions will ease but until then we really aught to do our best to follow them as best we can and help pave the road to recovery. Customers are politely asked to respect these procedures and help us to look after everyone on the premises.

Both floors will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings but this still only gives us a total venue capacity of 47 so please bare with us as we seat you and serve you. And serving you initially will be myself, ‘Slick’ and ‘Eyeballs’ on the bars with ‘Sudds’ keeping everything clean out the back! My other gang members, erm, I mean staff, ‘Shiner’, ‘Scraps’ and ‘Dickie’ are still on stand-by (furlough) but ready and waiting for their call should I need to bring them in. They’ve all been amazing and so supportive throughout these long lockdown months. Let’s give ’em a big hand!

We will do our best to serve you in a timely and organised manner, but remember, Prohibition moves at a different pace. We take things easy here, we do things the old fashioned way, it’s all about slowing things down and enjoying the good stock, the good company and the good times, and that’s what we do best.

The sweet jazz music will be at a pleasant background level for talking and catching up, the table candles will be lit, the lights down low and we’re ready when you are to welcome you back.

We’re delighted to be able to say to you again; “See you at the bar!”

Whilst we endeavor to keep to our opening times as closely as possible there will be occasions where the venue will be closed for a private hire or the doors opening times may differ. Any such alterations will be noted in the current monthly listings of our What’s On page, right here on the website.


Tuesday: 5pm- 10pm

Wednesday: 5pm – 10pm

Thursday: 5pm – 10pm

Friday: 5pm – 10pm

Saturday: 2pm – 10pm (starting 26th)

Sunday: 2pm – 8pm (starting 27th)

We are closed on Mondays but occasionally host events as listed in our monthly What’s On guide.

To avoid disappointment please check the events listings before heading out to Prohibition Cabaret Bar where we’ll be looking forward to meeting you!


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