Brits brave freezing sub-zero temperatures to enjoy pints at midnight as lockdown gets easier

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Thirsty Britons were seen lining up for their first pints in the biting cold as the lockdown calmed down from midnight today.
As part of the second leg of Boris Johnson’s roadmap, non-lockdown pubs are able to serve away bettors from Monday.

About 40 percent of boozers nationwide are expected to resume serving customers for the first time this year.

All over England, pubs and bars are keeping the taps open until the early hours of the morning to offer a chilled glass of freedom after lockdown.

And drinkers were pictured bringing in their drinks as soon as possible after multiple watering holes opened around midnight.

People line up outside the Oak Inn in Coventry
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Lines of people were seen outside a Coventry pub, The Oak Inn, shortly before midnight.

In the first week after being allowed back to the beer gardens, the British are expected to gobble up 15 million pints, while half of the adult population plans to rush to a pub or restaurant when the rules are over. lifted.

In addition to independent residents, large chains are rushing to prepare their gardens and terraces for the grand reopening.

Dedicated guests of The Oak Inn in Coventry enjoy their first pints after lockdown
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People in a pub
The Coventry pub is licensed until 6 a.m.
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Some boozers, like the Kentish Belle in Bexley, London, will serve pints from 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, with the last orders being called three hours later.

Marston’s opens 696 beer gardens, Wetherspoons 396, Young’s 140 and Greene King 442.

A pub, The Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor, has reportedly asked revelers to toast its namesake, Prince Philip.

The Sun reports that owner Annie Andrews, 65, said it was “fantastic” to raise the Duke a drink and “let out a big thumbs up.”

She said, “It is very special to remember him. He had a remarkable life. We are very proud to celebrate it.

People line up outside the Oak Inn in Coventry
Rules on distance and numbers still apply
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People line up outside the Oak Inn in Coventry
Ads hope for major increase in trade with lessening restrictions
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“We know he was a real beer fan, so maybe we’re looking to create a special beer with the brewery bearing his name.

“We put his picture on the front door to remember him. “

From Monday, only outdoor spaces such as patios and open-air gardens can open while indoor spaces are closed until at least May 17.

Every customer aged 16 and over will need to register for an NHS test and follow-up before entering a place, or give contact details to staff.

A sign at the Oak Inn in Coventry
Indoor spaces are closed until at least mid-May
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Bar staff serving customers
Only groups of six can visit together
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Only groups of no more than six people can meet at the pub and there will be no strict 10pm curfew.

Social distancing will also need to be maintained, so bettors can expect one-way systems and staggered queues before using the restroom or heading to your table.

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