VER­NON BLACK­MORE

EADT Suffolk - - FOOD AND DRINK -

THE TA­BLE, THE AN­CHOR, WOODBRIDGE; THE DUCK, CAMPSEA ASHE; THE EAS­TON WHITE HORSE

“I was poleaxed for a week af­ter lock­down, dev­as­tated. We’ve done on­line quizzes and bingo to keep team spirit up. I’ve spent more time with my chil­dren [aged nine and eight], kept in con­tact with friends, felt bet­ter for ex­er­cise. I’ve ap­pre­ci­ated the leisurely morn­ings with no mad panic.

“Then [mid-May] I de­cided I should be a real leader again, so we started do­ing take­aways prop­erly. We did 100 for fish and chips on Fri­day at the White Horse, I did three Asian dishes at The Ta­ble, and we’ve got plans for pizza at the Duck and hot dogs at The An­chor. We’ve also helped de­liver food parcels for The Teapot Project and made around 100 meals a week for NHS key­work­ers. I’ve re­ally felt the love of the Woodbridge com­mu­nity.

“When we re­open we’ll start out­side. I can’t see us us­ing Per­spex screens but we’ll have masks for staff and clear sig­nage.”

Ver­non Black­more , who runs The Ta­ble and The An­chor in Woodbridge, Eas­ton White Horse and The Duck at Campsea Ashe, with Jamie Sy­mons and their prod­uct Choose Spice for cur­ries you can make at home.

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