Groups spotted drinking in Sheffield beer garden despite pub being closed

Groups of people have been spotted drinking at a pub beer garden in Sheffield despite the premises being closed.

Saturday, 27th June 2020, 5:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th June 2020, 5:17 pm

Having been closed for over three months The Big Tree, in Woodseats, is set to reopen next month after Boris Johnson gave venues in England the green light to reopen - under strict new rules – from July 4.

Doors at The Big Tree will, however, remain closed until July 6 according to its Facebook page.

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Groups were spotted drinking in the beer garden outside The Big Tree, in Woodseats

Despite this, customers were today spotted drinking in the beer garden along Chesterfield Road – with some reportedly not adhering to social distancing guidelines.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police have received two reports regarding people gathering outside this location this afternoon (27 June).”

“Officers have not yet attended as no offence is believed to have been committed, but the local policing team are monitoring the situation and do have the power to disperse gatherings if they need to.”

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