Boost for walkers and cyclists visiting Bo’ness pub

Walkers and cyclists are set to benefit from enhanced facilities and discounts at a Bo’ness pub.

The Corbie Inn in the town’s Corbiehall has worked with the charity Sustrans to install a new cycle rack.

The venue has also signed up to the John Muir Way Passport Scheme – offering discounts to passport holders. It will also act as a “stamping station” for JMW passports and sell passports.

For details visit www.corbieinn.co.uk/johnmuirway

Gail Fairholm from the Corbie Inn said: “We’re just a few hundred yards from the John Muir Way itself and welcome walkers and cyclists exploring the coast-to-coast route.

“We’re pleased to improve our services for these visitors.

“We can now offer cyclists proper racking to store their bikes and give discounts to John Muir Way passport holders. We’ve also agreed to sell the passports.

“In addition, we offer free Wi-Fi and tourist information and free water top-ups for visitors’ water bottles.”

Corbie Inn staff member Louise Kennedy with one of the John Muir Way passports at the pub’s new cycle rack, supported by Sustrans.

Kristen Layne, Scottish Greenways programme coordinator at Sustrans Scotland, said: “The Corbie Inn has been a true community champion, encouraging more people to make happier, healthier and more sustainable journey choices in Bo’ness.

“The Scottish Greenways Programme wants to make it easier for local residents and everyone visiting the area to walk, wheel and cycle.

“Partnership work with enthusiastic and supportive local businesses like the Corbie Inn is key in making this a reality.

“The pub’s efforts – to make the area a more attractive destination for walkers, wheelers and cyclists -have already made a hugely positive impact, and Sustrans has been delighted to support this work by providing safe cycle parking facilities through the Scottish Greenways Programme.”

The award-winning Corbie Inn is run by Gail and her husband Giles – backed by a great on-site team. The original pub building dates back more than 100 years and was re-opened as the Corbie Inn in October 2011.

Gavin Morton, marketing development officer for the Green Action Trust – which manages the John Muir Way – said: “We’re delighted to have the Corbie Inn on board, not only as a John Muir Way stamping station, but also as real advocates of walking, cycling and wheeling in Bo’ness.

“At the Green Action Trust, we are working together with Sustrans on the Greenways Programme, which aims to improve access to and use of the local path network, as well as offering local businesses a way to showcase themselves to John Muir Way users.

“Gail and Giles’ enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile with their new facilities is very welcome and we look forward to working with more Bo’ness businesses on this initiative.”

For more details about the John Muir Way, please visit the website – http://www.johnmuirway.org or email: johnmuirway@greenactiontrust.org

About Sustrans
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Join us on our journey. http://www.sustrans.org.uk

About Sustrans Scotland’s Scottish Greenways Programme
The Scottish Greenways Programme wants to increase the numbers of people choosing to walk, wheel and cycle by making traffic-free paths more welcoming, attractive and accessible spaces. Supported by Transport Scotland, the programme engages communities and listens to local needs and aspirations, improving paths and their environments for everyone in the area.

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Join us for a drink inside at the Corbie

A relaxation in Covid restrictions mean changes at the Corbie Inn from Monday, May 17.

We can now open each day for longer – and welcome customers to enjoy alcoholic drinks inside. Here’s how the rules apply from May 17:

INSIDE:

  • We’ll be open for drinks/meals (with alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks) from noon each day.
  • You need to book for a two hour slot. Call 01506 825307 to book a table.
  • Last meal bookings will be at 6.30 p.m. and we need to clear our inside space by 10.30 p.m.
  • Table service will be on offer. You can see our sit-in menu here.
  • We can accept bookings for up to six people from three separate households (previously it was two households). Children under the age of 12 do not count towards the total number of people who can meet, but do count towards the maximum number of  households permitted to meet.
  • Where an individual household includes more than 8 people they can continue to meet as a household in hospitality premises.
  • You’ll need to wear a face covering to move around the pub or go to the toilet, but can remove it once seated.
  • Customers need to leave their contact details as part of our the Government’s Test and Protect arrangements. This information is retained for 21 days with a view to sharing with Test and Protect Teams, if required. 

OUTSIDE:

  • In our beer garden you can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with or without food. Sadly, we can only allow you to stay for two hours at a time. We need to clear the outside space for 10.30 p.m.
  • In the beer garden we can accommodate parties of up to eight people from eight households from May 17.
  • Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bear in mind it can get busy on warm days.
  • You can use the toilets inside the pub, but you must wear a face mask to come into the building.

As always, the Corbie Inn will comply with Government guidelines and take steps to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe. We will also clean tables and seats after each use.

Updates on the Government’s restrictions – and any late changes – will be published on the Scottish Government website.

Fancy joining us for a meal at the Corbie?

You can see our sit-in menu here. Specials will be advertised in the pub and on our Facebook page.

If you’d like to book a table, please contact us on 01506 825307.


TAKEAWAYS STILL AVAILABLE

As before, we’ll be continuing to offer our takeway/delivery service – allowing you to enjoy food and drinks at home. We can offer free delivery to Bo’ness, Linlithgow and Grangemouth.

You can find our takeaway menu here.

If you’d like to book a takeway, call us on 01506 825307 any time after noon each day to place your order.

Welcome back to the Corbie Inn

The Corbie Inn in Bo’ness will welcome back “sit-in” customers from Monday, April 26.

For the past few months, lockdown restrictions have meant only takeaways/deliveries have been offer.

From April 26, we can welcome customers back on site to enjoy our restaurant and beer garden. Here’s what’s on offer . . . .

INSIDE:

  • We’ll be open for meals with non-alcoholic drinks from noon each day.
  • Last table bookings will be at 6 p.m. and we need to clear our inside space for 8 p.m.
  • Table service will be on offer. You can see our sit-in menu here.
  • Initially, we can accept bookings for up to six people from two households.
  • You’ll need to wear a face covering to move around the pub or go to the toilet, but can remove it once seated.
  • Customers need to leave their contact details as part of our the Government’s track and trace arrangements. These will be securely destroyed after three weeks.
  • Call 01506 825307 to book a table.

OUTSIDE:

  • In our beer garden you can enjoy alcoholic (and non-alcoholic drinks) with or without food. Sadly, we can only allow you to stay for two hours at a time. We need to clear the outside space for 10 p.m.
  • In the beer garden we can accommodate parties of up to six people from six households.
  • Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bear in mind it can get busy on warm days.
  • You can use the toilets inside the pub, but you must wear a face mask to come into the building.

Gail Fairholm from the Corbie said: “We’re pleased to welcome people back into the Corbie Inn. Initially we can’t serve alcoholic drinks inside – although patrons could have a meal inside the pub and then (subject to space) have a drink in our beer garden after their meal.

“To ensure we have a place for you, please call us to book a table.”

The Scottish Government hopes to move to “level two” restrictions – allowing alcoholic drinks inside pubs – from May 17. There are also hopes to ease restrictions even further in June. This is expected to allow the mixing of larger groups both inside and outside licensed premises.

As always, the Corbie Inn will comply with Government guidelines and take steps to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe. We will also clean tables and seats after each use.

Updates on the Government’s restrictions – and any late changes – will be published on the Scottish Government website.

Fancy joining us for a meal at the Corbie?

You can see our sit-in menu here. Specials will be advertised in the pub and on our Facebook page.

If you’d like to book a table, please contact us on 01506 825307.


TAKEAWAYS STILL AVAILABLE

As before, we’ll be continuing to offer our takeway/delivery service – allowing you to enjoy food and drinks at home. We can offer free delivery to Bo’ness, Linlithgow and Grangemouth.

You can find our takeaway menu here.

If you’d like to book a takeway, call us on 01506 825307 any time after noon each day to place your order.

Praise for Bo’ness by non-stop runner

A runner who ran the John Muir Way non-stop has found time to praise the Bo’ness section. Kristian Delacour told The Sunday Post: “There were some really nice parts to this route, especially the section at Bo’ness.” See the story here.

If you are walking or cycling the John Muir Way pop into the Corbie Inn. We’re just a few hundred yards from the main route.

Pub praised for ‘excellent’ wheelchair access

The Corbie Inn, Bo’ness, has been praised for its “excellent” wheelchair access. In a review on the website Euan’s Guide, a contributor said there was “plenty of space”. He also praised the “excellent food” and “attentive” service. He concluded: “I would certainly recommend it to wheelchair users and I will be returning again.” Read the review here.