Strete, Devon Strete

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Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.

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We are fast approaching the peak in infections last seen in the spring, with cases rising in every age group and region of England. And while infections are highest in the North, they are surging more rapidly in the South: -

  • The number of people infected - one in every 78 - has more than doubled since last month's survey
  • One in every 37 people in Yorkshire and the Humber has the virus
  • Three times as many people aged 55-64 are infected as last month and twice as many over 65s
  • The R number - the average number of people infected by each person with the virus - has increased from 1.15 to 1.56
  • The South East, South West and east of England all have an R above 2.0. London's is estimated at 2.86

If we all want to keep free of the virus we have to, once again, take personal responsibility of our actions when out and about.
We have lots of visitors for half-term week and some that will stay longer. Unless you know them well, be courteous but do not mix outside your home.
Wear a face mask at all times if you have to go out and wash your hands regularly. Stay at home unless you have to go out.
We have a month to get the R value down or face another enforced lockdown. Let's do what's needed together.

The Kings Arms is Re-Opening

After nearly a year closed, we are delighted to announce the opening of the Kings Arms at Strete as a community pub, owned and run by the people of the village. In these peculiar times, we will not be able to have a typical opening night where we can all squeeze in, rub shoulders, hug each other and so on. That will have to wait. Instead, we are going to have an opening weekend starting on Friday the 16th October. The plan is to open 7 days a week until the end of October. Monday to Saturday, the pub/cafe opens at 11:00am and closes at 14:30 with food service from 12:00 to 14:00, then in the evening we are open 17:00 to 22:00, with food service from 17:00 to 20:30. On Sundays, opening hours are 11:00 to 22:00 with Sunday lunch served from 12:00 to 18:00. New hours will be announced for Winter in November.
It is highly advisable that you book. All service will be table service - as per current restrictions, there can be no standing. We have a mix of tables for two, four and a couple of tables for 6. At the moment, we are sorry to say it is nearly impossible to move tables around in a different configuration. We hope you can understand.
To book, for now can you please email bookings@kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk.
Finally, if you can, please download the NHS Track & Trace app as all pubs are now required to use it when possible.

Welcome the Head Chef at The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is delighted to be able to officially announce their new Head Chef/Manager, Craig Cowley. It is a real coup to have Craig on board. He is an excellent chef, building his reputation by offering affordable crowd-pleasing favourites at a number of places, most recently as head chef at the highly respected Cott Inn at Dartington. He is also a great manager, having run The Waterman's Arms at Ashprington for a number of years. More importantly, he is a lovely, down to earth chap who really wants to be part of a community owned pub.
There will be a special announcement about an opening date later this week but for now, please welcome Craig!

Covid-19 Update from Devon County Council

Devon's data shows a rise in COVID-19 cases but the infection rate is still comparatively low. There are currently 61 cases across the whole of Devon reported in the latest data and a little over half of those have been new cases in Exeter. These are cases linked to the University of Exeter where a number of students who have recently arrived for the start of term already with the virus have inadvertently passed it on to their housemates. They, and their households, are all self-isolating and following public health advice and there's no evidence at this stage of the virus spreading into the community. The data is being monitored closely so that an immediate response can be put in place to changes should they arise. The University has introduced a comprehensive range of measures in preparation for the new term, including arranging their own rigorous Test and Trace programme, so that they are not taking up NHS Test and Trace resources.
Follow this link for full data information

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