Antony Worrall Thompson says he’s not an ‘anti-vaxxer’ after sign in his pub welcomes unvaccinated

Antony Worrall Thompson says he’s not an ‘anti-vaxxer’ after sign in his pub welcomes unvaccinated

Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson has confirmed he’s not against vaccinations after a sign displayed in his pub welcomed unvaccinated people in.

BBC reports say a sign made by an anti-vaccine group was put up at Worrall Thompson’s pub, The Greyhound, in a village close to Henley-On-Thames in Oxfordshire.

The sign read: “We do not discriminate. Race, gender, age, disability, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Everyone equal here. Everyone welcome.”

The television chef clarified his views on vaccinations, though said he would continue to show the sign while removing any reference to the anti-vaccination group.

Worrall Thompson told the BBC: “I agree with people getting vaccinated. I’m not an anti-vaxxer... to me if you don’t want to get vaccinated, if you don’t want to put chemicals into your body, it has to be your choice.”

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He continued, explaining why he put the sign up: “I’m doing it [having the sign up] because I don’t want to discriminate against anyone.

“At the end of the day we’ve done our time, we’ve done two years of this, lockdowns and various things and precautions, and I think it’s time to move on.”

Restaurateur Worrall Thompson said he does not view the displaying of the sign as “irresponsible”.

He clarified: “I don’t think it’s irresponsible at all. You know you have the choice. Freedom of choice to get vaccinated, freedom of choice to come to The Greyhound.”

The Greyhound is owned by ​​husband and wife Antony and Jay Worrall Thompson and is described by the couple as their “​‘perfect local”.

indy100 has contacted The Greyhound for comment.

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