Nottingham pub boss 'relieved and optimistic' as bars given reopening date

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Pub bosses say they're relieving knowing when they'll be able to trade and reopen under the roadmap out of lockdown.

From April 12 at the earliest pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen their outdoor areas and takeaway alcohol can go back on sale.

There will be no curfews or "substantial meal" restrictions on pubs reopening from step two, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed as he unveiled the roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown.

This will follow the rule of six and households being able to mix outdoor being reintroduced in late March.

From May 17 at the earliest, indoor mixing will be allowed with the rule of six and pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen.

Ezra Watson, who manages two bars in the city, said there was a "sense of relief and a bit of optimism".

The manager and licensee of Six Barrel Drafthouse, in Carlton

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