Pub chain Greene King reopens over 400 of its pubs – these are the ones in South Yorkshire
Pub giant Greene King has reopened 442 of its pubs to customers – these are the ones in Sheffield that have returned.
The latest announcement from the chain, which operates pubs across Sheffield and South Yorkshire, comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his roadmap out of lockdown.
The brewery giant is hoping to welcome customers back for the first time since the beginning of the third lockdown in November, with 13 pubs opening across South Yorkshire.
Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie said: “It’s great that we can finally open outdoor areas in some of our pubs after such a long period of lockdown, and we can’t wait to start welcoming our customers back, safely.
“Sadly, we can only open around a third of our estate in April where we have outdoor space that will work and have a chance of being viable, but we know the vital role pubs play in communities and feel it’s important to open as many as we can to help people get back together once again.
“We look forward to May when we can open many more of our pubs, and the all-important return to normality in June when the restrictions are fully removed, and we can start to rebuild our businesses. Until then, we all have our fingers crossed for sunshine and warm temperatures in April.”
Customers can book a garden table online from Friday, March 26, although people will be able to visit the pub outdoors without a booking.
Greene King Pub Partners tenants, who make up a further 875 pubs across England, will also be deciding on an individual basis whether to reopen their outdoor areas from April 12 and are not included in the 442 managed pubs total.
Here are the local Greene King pubs opening across Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
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