Tier restrictions and subsequent lockdowns have meant many pubs in the borough have been closed since last year.
While some were allowed to open beer gardens last month, those without have been forced to remain closed – but now Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed indoor hospitality can reopen from Monday, May 17, when people can enjoy their first “proper” indoor pint.
We have put together a list of the pubs that plan to open, according to their social media pages.
If you run a local pub, please send us pictures of your customers enjoying themselves on the day you re-open indoors by emailing [email protected]
You can also email us if you are re-opening for the first time on Monday, to be added to our list.
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5. Lord Nelson
The Lord Nelson on Printing Office Street, states on its social media page simply: "Open from 17th May"
6. Horse and Groom
The Horse and Groom plans to open on Thursday May 20. It has stated: “Sadly we aren't open just yet but we look forward to seeing you all again from Thursday 20th May."
7. The Tut 'N' Shive
The Tut 'N' Shive, West Laith Gate, states; "We’re making a come back on the 17th May Pub lunches, date nights and after work drinks, it’s been a year of lost moments. So, say goodbye to the video calls, catch up TV and loungewear. Dig out those glad rags because it’s nearly time to raise a glass, together at last!" They advise pre-booking
Photo: Marie Caley
8. Black Bull
The Black Bull, Market Place, states: "We Will Open on 17th May . We Can’t Wait To Welcome You All Back."