New Xmas Experiences Created

New Xmas Experiences Created

The Thomas Lord, West Meon, is ending the year with a special initiative to bring local people together again – but this time in a truly unique and festive environment. The Thomas Lord is one of a  number of Upham Inns which have recently erected a giant outdoor tipi in its gardens, allowing customers to safely enjoy all the festivities that this holiday season has to offer, in a beautiful setting that’s full of Christmas charm.

These attractive, Swedish-style tipis can be enjoyed at: The Running Horse, Littleton, and The White Hart, South Harting, as well as The Thomas Lord, West Meon. They are designed so that guests can safely socially distance while being able to dine outside with up to six people per table from outside their household bubble. The festive-style tipi has space for up to 25 and is fully fitted with heating, charming lighting and Christmas tree.

The team at Upham Inns is confident that these festively dressed tipis will encourage people to mix and mingle with friends safely. Upham Inns have done this to give each village and surrounding areas a safe place for mixed households to come and enjoy a festive dining experience.

Clare Joyce, Operations Director, Upham Inns, said: “There’s no need to miss out on that Christmas catch-up with those outside your household bubble!

“We can’t wait to bring togetherness back again using our new tipis. Whether you want to have a cosy Christmas party, a long overdue catch-up with friends or family, or simply to get out and enjoy the festivities, our tipis are the perfect solution.

“We’ve selected our pubs carefully so that we can create an incredible atmosphere that enables people to socialise safely while enjoying delicious food and great service. Our safely distanced tables and dressed interiors help to create a cosy atmosphere and the kind of memorable experience so many people look forward to in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

“What’s more, those who come along and eat and drink with us will be supporting our comeback during what has been the worst year of trading for Upham Inns. Our focus going forward will be to continue to provide a favourite local eatery within our communities.”

The tipis will remain in place until early in the New Year.