Tier restrictions and subsequent lockdowns have meant that pubs in Mansfield and Ashfield have been closed since last year and residents are eagerly awaiting confirmation on when they can have their first ‘proper pint’.
The dates on the roadmap are currently provisional and Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Government will continue to be ‘driven by the data’ – however it currently looks likely that the initial phase of allowing outdoor drinking and dining on April 12 will go ahead.
Should all go to plan, the area’s outdoor hospitality venues, such as beer gardens, could re-open on that date and punters could be allowed to meet indoors at a pub or restaurant in groups of up to six people, or two households, from May 17.
We have put together a list of the pubs that plan to open, according to their social media pages, and will be updating this page when venues release more details about their plans.
If you run a local pub, please let us know what you have planned for the big re-opening next month by emailing [email protected].
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1. The Coopers, Mansfield Woodhouse
The Mansfield Woodhouse pub posted on its Facebook page:
Booking has now gone live for April, please use the following link to book your table. https://www.thecooperspubwoodhouse.co.uk/book-your-table/
if you can make sure you put if you are drinking or dining. We are filling up quickly, so don't miss out.
Photo: The Coopers
2. Railway Inn, Mansfield
Management posted on their social media page:
"There will be a few changes, like it is seating outside only and we are changing our opening hours to 12-6 everyday - we will monitor the opening hours every week. "Our takeaways will still be available for the customers that still need them.
"So get your jumpers and blankets ready and keep your fingers crossed."
Photo: Railway Inn, Mansfield
3. Andwhynot Bar & Restaurant
Andwhynot, Leeming Street, posted on Facebook:
The day we have all been waiting for has arrived! You can now book online for our outside tables for our reopening on April 12!
☎️ - 01623 633330
We will require a £5 per person deposit. This will then be taken off your final bill.
WE HAVE WAITED AGES TO SAY THIS... SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!
Photo: Andwhynot Bar & Restaurant, Mansfield
4. The Swan, Mansfield
The Swan on Church Street posted the following information:
"We can’t wait to welcome you all back to The Swan.
"We are busy getting ready to re-open next month, we’ve invested in marquees to seat you all under to keep you covered and warm. "These will also double up as event spaces for the Euros with the big screen and for our Muzak events that we plan to restart in the summer too so keep a look out for those dates. "We will be taking bookings from the April 1 for our opening week. "Any questions about how long each booking is, how to book or anything else will be explained in the coming weeks."