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Pub opening times for April 12 including Wetherspoons from 9am

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Britain's leading pub chains have revealed when they'll start pulling pints before boozers reopen next Monday.

Around 15,000 pubs will open their doors across England for the first time in months from April 12.

Only outdoor service will be allowed until May 17 at the earliest under the government's lockdown easing plans.

But boozers are bracing themselves for the arrival of a flurry of thirsty Brits in a few days.

Some landlords will even open up their car parks and use roads as makeshift beers gardens, the Mirror reports.

For the 40 per cent of pubs re-opening, they hope to make up for lost time with service totally stopping four months ago.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Monday's next step on the road to normality as the big hitters explain what's happening at their establishments.

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In terms of opening times, it's worth checking before popping for a pint.

The chain hope to open 442 pubs on April 12, roughly a third of their overall total.

Most Greene King pubs will start serving at 11am.

But some will open their doors at midday – with closing times ranging from 9pm until midnight.

They say full details are on the chain's website.


The popular chain has confirmed some of its pubs will reopen at 9am on April 12.

But not all Wetherspoons have outside space – so will be forced to stay shut until next month.

Drinkers will need to check on closing times.

Many pubs, according to their website, shut at 10pm – but some are open later, while others close at 9pm.


Young's has confirmed they won't be opening their doors early.

Opening times vary, but most will begin serving food and drink from 11am, the chain explain.

Table bookings are already being taken – and it is certainly advisable to reserve your spot.

Most pubs will close at 11pm, but like all boozers it's always best to check before making plans.


There is more good news for drinkers – Marston’s has reaffirmed plans to open around 700 beer gardens and other outdoor spaces.

The company said it is opening approximately 70 per cent of its 1,000 pubs across England.

Operations director Ed Hancock said: “There is no one size fits all, we have to think about how the space will be used and most importantly what guests are looking for.

“Moving through 2021 and beyond, external spaces will become even more valuable and the industry needs to continue to provide a safe, comfortable environment for guests.”

Scottish and Welsh pubs will open on April 26, subject to final confirmation from the authorities.

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