Some Pubs are Open
05 August 2020 by
Some pubs are open now and operating with one metre + distancing in place. It's not every pub because some cannot open under these guidelines and others are reviewing how they can open safely. Yet, after the COVID-19 lockdown, we are seeing a slow return to a degree of normality in the pub sector.
I recommend calling a pub before you visit because some are asking people to book and some are not open despite being listed in the Help Out scheme.
I suggest that pubs with beer gardens are a better choice at the moment. For example, I visited the Frog and Nightgown yesterday evening, sat in their beer garden and it was perfectly civilised. The pub has a one way system through the small bar area, a food pick-up point, a beer glass drop-off point, and signs asking everyone to follow distancing. Nice work by this pub.
However, other pubs nearby without beer gardens are shut and that's probably a sensible choice. I applaud any pub that has decided not to open because they cannot do so safely at the moment.
Overall, being able to have a drink in a pub again is a welcome return to "normal life" but I'm still a bit cautious. Take care if you are visiting a pub and follow all distancing measures in place.
- Don't forget, many small breweries and some pubs are providing beer deliveries and take-outs - > Beer Essentials.
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