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Pubs in England prepare to reopen
  • Former Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt starts to prepare his bar, Dexter & Jones, in Knutsford, Cheshire, for reopening after the Government announced restrictions on bars and pubs will be eased from July 4th. The bar has been open for take away orders during lockdown.
  • Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy in Church Lawford, Warwickshire as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy pub in Church Lawford, Warwickshire holds a pint of beer from behind a protective screen, as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smithy in Church Lawford, Warwickshire wipes down the bar as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smith in Church Lawford, Warwickshire installs hand sanitising stations, as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Phil Weaver, owner of The Old Smith in Church Lawford, Warwickshire pours a drink as pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Neil Piddington, general manager of the Craufurd Arms community-owned pub in Maidenhead, checks the beer after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that pubs, restaurants and cinemas in England will be able to reopen from July 4, with "one metre-plus" distancing measures in place as part of measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Tony Bennett the owner of The Devereux pub in Temple, London. Pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Tony Bennett the owner of The Devereux pub in Temple, London. Pub and hospitality bosses have cheered the Government's proposals to allow customers through their doors again on July 4 as "a welcome relief".
  • Louise Singleton, landlady of Sheffield's Kelham Island Tavern, says she has got a little over a week to work out everything from sourcing her beer to training her staff for a whole new world of table service, one-way systems and spaced-out tables, as landlords say they will be poring over the Government's guidelines to work out exactly how they will have to adapt their pubs and still survive in the new post-lockdown world.