Pubs gear up for al fresco drinking as 75% of punters say they’ve struggled to secure seats

Britons will be back basking in a mini-heatwave next week as pub gardens are finally set to reopen – but only if you’ve managed to grab a seat. Pub-goers will be able to return to their favourite local for the first time in months from Monday as the country enters its second phase of lockdown easing, … Read more

Young’s boss hopes pubs re-open in spring but warns punters will still face restrictions

The boss of Young’s has warned drinkers they will almost certainly face the same restrictions as last summer when Boris Johnson finally lets pubs re-open.  Patrick Dardis, chief executive officer for the pub chain, said that implementing anything less than the restrictions seen last summer would be ‘unviable’ if pub doors are kept shut until … Read more

Punters will be told to leave Tier 2 pubs once they finish their meal

Drinkers must leave pubs or restaurants as soon as they have eaten their meal in the latest extraordinary diktat from Downing Street today. Tier 2 diners in England cannot linger or order more booze after their food is finished – and will be expected to go even when they have more left to drink after the … Read more

Excited punters knock back a few drinks as they flood into Melbourne Gold Cup

The Melbourne Cup may look a little different this year thanks to COVID-19 restrictions but it didn’t take long for revellers to get into the party spirit at the event.     With Covid-19 safety measures in place, no racegoers or owners were allowed to attend Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for Australia’s most prestigious horse race. Instead, glamorous … Read more

Thousands of glammed up punters kick off their heels and let loose after the Melbourne Cup

Thousands of jubilant revellers across Australia haven’t let coronavirus social distancing or state border blockades stop them from celebrating the iconic Melbourne Cup well into Tuesday evening.  Twilight Payment took out the race that stops the nation in front of empty grandstands at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday – as one of the favourites, Anthony Van … Read more