One million outdoor bookings are for July.
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Many venues in England are booked until May.
Those who don’t make a reservation may have to wait weeks before they can sip a pint in a booze.
The Sun has found that the majority of theaters in England’s biggest cities are on hold for the coming weeks.
Surprisingly, thirsty Britons have made 14 million ad bookings – one million already for July.
The One Eight Six cocktail bar in Manchester is fully booked for ten consecutive weekends starting in May.
In Birmingham, the Craft bar and restaurant said its outdoor pods were booked for six weeks and most tables had been purchased until July.
The Highfield Town Gastro Pub has confirmed that its punters cannot book a table until April 21.
Bar manager Jake Shipley, 24, said: ‘He’s 100% booked.’
On Monday, revelers filled their tables in London’s Soho as bars across England reopened for outdoor service.
Londoner Adam Bloodworth summed up the situation in the capital.
He tweeted: “I just tried to book a pub, and I can reveal all the pubs opening on April 12th, which can also be an illusion if you don’t have a reservation yet!”
“I have tried about 20 of them and none have room.”
London’s largest beer garden, The Terrace at Alexandra Palace, is booked all day until April 26 with 30,000 seats.
After that, every weekend is booked until mid-June.
Boss Louise Stewart said, “We’ve had a fantastic response.”
Only 15,000 of the 40,000 pubs were able to open due to lack of outdoor space. But the surge in bookings was reflected across the country.
Pub boss Brian Whiting, 54, said he welcomes up to 1,000 customers a day at the Chaser Inn in Shipbourne, Kent.
He said, “The phone rang.
“We have a big marquee in the beer garden and we are now booked for three weeks which is fantastic.
“Everyone gets a blanket and a hot water bottle to stay warm.”
Tim Foster, owner of the Wiremil pub near Lingfield, Surrey, said he had booked around 2,500 people for the first two weeks – ad-free.
And Jonathan Fernandes, 39, boss of the Royal Oak in Poynings near Brighton, East Sussex, said: “We’ve been full all week. Everyone is buzzing.
But as bars struggle to break even, owners urged customers who had booked to show up – or cancel so others can take their places.
Emma McClarkin, Managing Director of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: “Even though they seem full, the reality is that pubs operate on only 20% of the space they usually would have.”
Six million Britons have either booked or say they will book pub visits this month – with an additional seven million bookings in May and June, and one million in July, according to a survey by Caterer.com.
Most pub chains urge people to book, but generally they accept walk-in tours if space allows.
However, Wetherspoon pubs offer tables on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
The rush to secure the pubs has seen scammers advertise bogus bookings for a South London pub for £ 15 at a time.
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