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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5. Hare & Hounds, Warsop
The Hare & Hounds has undergone a refurbishment during lockdown and now boasts an extensive outdoor area and beer garden.
Bookings are already open, and landlady Geraldine Barker says she has been 'overwhelmed' by the response
To enquire about booking a table or function room, check out the pub's Facebook page.
Photo: Brian Eyre
6. The Red Bar & Grill
The Red on Bancroft Lane posted on Facebook:
𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!
https://bit.ly/32zLdAF It's been way too long since we have been able to have you guys come see us, we are so excited to see you all again next month! We have been busy building some brand new wooden pods too - we will give you guys a sneak peak in the next couple of weeks! Team Red are here Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from noon if you would like to book over the phone!
☎️ - 01623 633300
𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥! Our beach huts have individual heaters, we also have patio heaters and sell blankets to keep you cozy.
We will require a £5 per person deposit, this will be given back to you in drink vouchers.
Photo: The Red Bar & Grill, Mansfield
7. The Talbot, Mansfield
The Talbot has announced the following:
"This is not a drill. Our garden will be officially open from Monday, April 12.
Pop in and see us or book online from Friday, March 26."
Photo: The Talbot, Mansfield
8. The Ladybrook
Landlady Anna confirmed: "We plan on reopening our beer garden on April 12 with a new covered seating area out on the back beer garden."
Bookings can be made on 01623 237524
Photo: The Ladybrook