Covid-19 Message from Chef Alain Roux

Updated on Thursday 26th November 2020

Following the Government's latest national lockdown ruling, The Waterside Inn closed on Thursday 5th November 2020.  

Many of you will know that The Waterside Inn takes an annual closure of 4 weeks at the end of December for essential maintenance and staff holidays.  However, in light of the uncertainty of this lockdown being lifted at the beginning of December, and the financially unfeasible reality of opening for just a couple of weeks next month, I have decided to bring forward our annual closure to December.  It will also mean our staff can have a short break with family, should circumstances permit this.  

The Waterside Inn will now reopen on Friday 8th January 2021 as long as Covid-19 rules allow it.  Currently Windsor and Maidenhead fall into Tier Two which specifically means:

  • From 2 December pubs and bars may open only if they are operating as restaurants.
  • Alcohol may be served in pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants but only as part of a substantial meal.
  • Licensed premises must be table service only, stop taking orders at 22:00 GMT and close at 23:00
  • Hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites are closed except in certain circumstances (such as where they are someone's main residence, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes)

If you are local to the Bray / Maidenhead area you may like to know that our sister restaurant, Brasserie Roux at Skindles, is currently offering a take-away and delivery service throughout the November lockdown.  From 2nd December Brasserie Roux at Skindles will be open again for lunch and dinner. For more details please visit their website

If you have some dates for 2021 you would like the team to check for you please email with your request.

Once again may I say how truly sorry I am to have had to take this vital business decision.  Keep safe and we look forward to welcoming you to The Waterside Inn in the New Year.

Keep safe!

Best wishes

Alain Roux, Chef Patron