BORIS JOHNSON has confirmed that pubs and other hospitality venues will be reopening on April 12 meaning we can all enjoy a drink at our local Wetherspoons once again.

Across England 394 beer gardens, rooftop gardens and patios at Wetherspoons branches will be opening next week- including four in East Lancashire.

The pubs will be open from 9am to 9pm from Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, although some will have restrictions on closing times.

They will offer a slightly reduced menu, with food available from 9am to 8pm seven days a week.

Customers will be able to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, and staff will be able to take orders and payment at the table.

Customers will be able to enter the pubs to gain access to the outside areas and use toilets, while test and trace will be in operation and hand sanitisers will be available.

Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs.”

Pubs and restaurants in England will be able to serve customers outdoors from April 12 as part of the road map out of the lockdown which has devastated the hospitality sector.

Which Wetherspoons will be opening in Lancashire?

If you are desperate to get back to your local Wetherspoons and enjoy a cold pint, here is every West Yorkshire branch with a beer garden opening on 12 April.

Many other branches in the county will be open in May when customers can be served indoors.

Here are the Wetherspoons pubs reopening in Lancashire:

The Commercial Hotel, Church Street, Accrington

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: (Photo: Google Maps)(Photo: Google Maps)

This pub specialises in real ales and “all-day international dining”.

The Old Chapel in Railway Road, Darwen

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: (Photo: Google Maps)(Photo: Google Maps)

Warren Hughes, pub manager at The Old Chapel, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back after a long time away.”
The Boot Inn, Burnley

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: (Photo: Google Maps)(Photo: Google Maps)

This grade II listed building was designed in the ‘Edwardian Baroque style’ in 1911 by Blackpool architect H Thompson.

It was converted into a public house in the late 18th or early 19th century.


The Wallace Hartley, Church Street, Colne

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: (Photo: Google Maps)(Photo: Google Maps)

This former hotel as 1920s period features and serve real ale as well as a simple menu.

Will you be heading to the pub when they reopen on April 12?