Much-loved Sheffield pub won't reopen on July 4 despite green light from government

A much-loved Sheffield pub has confirmed it will not reopen on July 4 despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving the hospitality sector the green light to resume trading.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 9:59 am
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 9:59 am

Management at the Hallamshire House on Commonside said they “plan on being only slightly late to the party” but did not give a date for reopening.

A spokesperson said: “We won’t be ready to open on the 4th. I wish that this wasn’t the case but the fact is, we need to be extremely careful with how we operate, and no venue should feel the need to rush this.

“No pub is designed with a pandemic in mind but the shape of ours is particularly awkward for social distancing.”

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The Hallamshire House, Commonside, Sheffield.

The Hallamshire House is one of eight Thornbridge Brewery pubs in Sheffield and Derbyshire.

The spokesperson added: “Once everything is in place and we are sure that we can keep you safe, then we shall open the doors.”

The Hallamshire House will not be reopening on 4 July.