Summer, summer, summertime. We can’t help but get buzzed for summer. It’s almost here, and news of openings is getting us feeling the sun’s rays already. April 12th is the big one, with pub beer gardens opening and takeaway pints starting. Wetherspoons has announced it will open 394 of its pubs in England.
Over half of their pubs will be remaining closed, but let’s look at this as the glass half full. The venues across the country will be running a reduced menu and will not be running a booking system, so get down early. We have been planning on the places we can’t wait to visit this summer. If you want to start choosing which beer gardens you will be hitting up in Yorkshire cities this summer, check out our guides here.
Wetherspoons has not named which pubs will be reopening next month, but you can imagine it’s the ones with a decent roof terrace or beer garden. Pubs and restaurants in England will be able to serve customers outdoors from the 12th of April, as part of the road map out of the lockdown, which has left a gaping hole in the hospitality sector that needs filling in this summer.
The next two stops on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s road map are 17th May, in which pubs and restaurants will be allowed to have guests indoors. And then, the 21st June – which is rumoured to be not 100% – where all legal limits on social contact will be removed.