At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a British hotel and restaurant closed temporarily. Since then, The Moat House has been busy with reopening plans. The staff experienced an unusual soft reopen, when the hotel’s outdoor seating was overrun by a herd of cows.
“We had spaced out the tables and chairs to try our meter or two-meter social distancing, but they showed no respect for that. We wondered if they thought they had herd immunity,” said Chris Lewis, managing partner of the Moat House.
Lewis said that cows had wandered over from a local farm. Staff members then contacted the farm owners who came to lead the herd away.
“Even the cows can’t wait for us to reopen,” the Moat House said in a Facebook post.
The hotel plans to reopen in July.