Eastwood and Kimberley pubs ready to welcome customers back next week
Staff and customers are buzzing with anticipation as pubs across Eastwood and Kimberley prepare to reopen outdoor areas next week.
Lockdowns and tier restrictions have meant that many pubs across Eastwood and Kimberley have been closed since last year.
Residents are now eagerly awaiting their first pint as outdoor drinking and dining is officially back on the cards from April 12.
Staff at many pubs in the towns have been working hard to renovate or expand outdoor seating areas in order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines.
The Dog and Parrot in Eastwood has even revealed a brand new outdoor area for its customers, complete with water feature, fairy lights and heaters.
Landlady Kathryn Boam said: “This is our little baby we’ve been working on during lockdown.
“We aren’t allowed to have blankets at the moment but if you would like to bring yourself a blanket then please do. Just bring them along and then take them back with you.
“Really looking forward to welcoming everyone back.”
As the grand reopening of the hospitality trade approaches, here is a list of a few other local pubs in the area that will officially open their doors to drinkers on April 12:
The Sun Inn Hotel, Eastwood – the pub is asking customers to book a table on the Greene King App ahead of its reopening to avoid disappointment.
The Stag Inn, Kimberley – staff and volunteers have been busy making over the pub’s outdoor area.
Oliver’s Pub and Kitchen, Eastwood – the pub has confirmed its brand new outdoor patio area will be open from 10am on Monday.
Mellors Mews, Eastwood – the pub has had benches and seats placed on the walls of its driveway to offer outdoor comfort to customers.
The Cricketers Rest, Kimberley, recommends booking as there is limited space in the beer garden.
The Hayloft in Giltbrook is ready to welcome drinkers outside.
The Gamekeeper’s Freehouse in Eastwood has a large beer garden to the rear.
The Queen’s Head in Watnall is also ready to reopen.
Staff posted on Facebook: 'We won't be taking bookings for outside but have over 40 tables so there will be ample room under the marquee and in the gardens.’