I really miss going to the pub. I really, really miss going to the pub. I’m obviously not unique in my missing the pub of course and to be honest I’m actually saving a lot of cash by drinking beer from a shop, but come on; the the UK pubs!!
Initially hospitals had been told that pubs wouldn’t be reopening by the fourth of July at the earliest, but new reports from the Financial Times suggest that the UK government are planning for premature openings.
According to the Financial Times, “three senior Whitehall officials said the target date was 22 June“, however Downing Street said:
“No date had been set for the reopening of beer gardens, marquees and terraces“.
It’s weird that all of this is happening now. My local is open for orders and takeaways and they’ve essentially allowed people to use their beer garden for sitting in if, you know, they need somewhere to sit when they’re drinking their pint.
All of this comes after the hospitality sector warned the government that as many as 3.5million could lose their jobs if pubs don’t reopen soon.
Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said: “I am very, very worried about the sector.
“There are going to be much fewer people inside our pubs and that is part of the reality going forward“.
This more or less completely goes against what Michael Gove said which, for the most part, is good. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, he said:
“Areas of hospitality will be among the last to exit the lockdown, yes that is true, they will be among the last“.
I just want a beer.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow