Pubs And Restaurants In The UK May Be Closed Until Christmas

Beer gardens across the nation shed a tear, as it seems they could potentially stay closed until Christmas.

In a bid to stop a second wave of the virus hitting the UK, cabinet secretary Michael Gove has said that pubs and restaurants will be ‘amongst the last’ to re-open, following the UK’s stringent lockdown measures.

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Speaking to The Sun, Frank Maguire of Truman’s Brewery in London had his say on what the extended closures could mean for the industry, saying: “Things are looking pretty dire. At this rate it seems unlikely we will be open again before Christmas.”

Gove reiterated the importance of keeping the hospitality sector limited, saying in a press conference last weekend: “The other inference that I draw from your question, which is that areas of hospitality will be among the last to exit the lockdown – yes, that is true, they will be among the last.”

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While it’s sad to see the hospitality industry suffer from this dreaded virus, one brewery in Yorkshire is doing its bit to help. Leeds-based brewery Northern Monk announced earlier this month that they’ll be taking part in worldwide cause All Together, which aims to create awareness and funds for the industry with a global beer collaboration.

It is currently unclear when pubs, restaurants and other public spaces will re-open, however, the UK’s lockdown has been extended by three weeks, which will next be reviewed early May.