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The British line up to buy take-away alcohol while the bars reopen on the holiday weekend


Sun-seekers across the country got their first beer in weeks today when bars at beauty spots and beaches across the UK opened their bars to serve take-away drinks for the weekend on holidays.

At the Hot Rocks Restaurant and the cocktail bar on Bournemouth Beach, which was filled with hundreds of sun worshipers, there were Britons who suffered from alcohol to be patient in order to get their hands on cold drinks.

People also used relaxed social distance measures in parks and green spaces, with crowds gathering in big cities to drink sunny alcohol.

Landlords across the UK have now launched snack services and, in some cases, opened their shops for the first time in eight weeks to take advantage of the long weekend where millions of people are expected to go on vacation.

Given the mild temperatures expected on weekends on bank holidays, including the highs of 66 ° F today and 77 ° F on Monday, councils responsible for beauty spots warn people to stay away.

After loosening some of the blocking measures last week, there are no restrictions on how far people can go to gain a foothold in the country, in the national parks and on the beaches of England.

People also used relaxed social distance measures in parks and green spaces, and today crowds gathered in commons like Wandsworth (picture).

A group of friends enjoy several liters of beer outside of the hot rocks on Bournemouth Beach, which is now one of the busiest beauty spots in the country

A group of friends enjoy several liters of beer outside of the hot rocks on Bournemouth Beach, which is now one of the busiest beauty spots in the country

A cyclist picks up the drinks for a group of friends at a pub near Wandsworth Common. Several pubs were opened today for the first time in eight weeks to benefit from the holiday trade

A cyclist picks up the drinks for a group of friends at a pub near Wandsworth Common. Several pubs were opened today for the first time in eight weeks to benefit from the holiday trade

Sun-seekers gratefully cling to their pints as they descend from Hot Rocks to Bournemouth Beach, where drinks are served from a serving hatch

A large group of people enjoy a drink on Wandsworth Common on the busiest day of the year so far

A large group of people enjoy a drink on Wandsworth Common on the busiest day of the year so far

Landlords across the UK have now launched snack services and, in some cases, opened their shops for the first time in eight weeks to take advantage of the long weekend where millions of people are expected to go on vacation

Landlords across the UK have now launched snack services and, in some cases, opened their shops for the first time in eight weeks to take advantage of the long weekend where millions of people are expected to go on vacation

Dozens of sun-seekers and cyclists paused today at Wandsworth Common and enjoyed a beer under the trees

Dozens of sun-seekers and cyclists paused today at Wandsworth Common and enjoyed a beer under the trees

The National Trust is asking people across England to stay close to their homes this weekend and explore local green spaces and landscapes to simplify the lockdown process.

Excited beer lovers have signed up on social media to share pictures of their freshly poured pints after going to their locals for the first time since a nationwide ban on March 23.

A woman shared a picture of her father chugging from a bottle of beer while holding another on social media after the couple visited the British oak tree in Tingley, West Yorkshire. She wrote: "I just went to a pub with my father and got a beer to go! I've never been so excited. & # 39;

Another pub visitor posted a picture of her pin of The Island in Kensal Rise, London, while she was sitting outside on her balcony. She wrote: & # 39; Day 4/7 of lockdown life: Our local pub is now making beer to go! This is the best news I've had in weeks. Many thanks to @ TheIslandNW10. & # 39;

The Prince N22 on Finsbury Road in London sold alcohol to thirsty customers through a hatch. A customer tweeted a picture of a bartender wearing a face mask with the caption: "Get an apple cider to take away from our local pub."

Bartenders with visors were pictured in London yesterday to maintain strict social distance while carrying frothy pints to "collection points" where they were then carried away by customers.

And the beer will continue to flow, as temperatures are expected to reach 73 ° F this weekend before rising to 78 ° F on Monday.

Friends and family enjoyed a drink on a mostly sunny afternoon in London today - despite a quick shower in Wandsworth (see picture)

Friends and family enjoyed a drink on a mostly sunny afternoon in London today – despite a quick shower in Wandsworth (see picture)

Three friends are enjoying a beer for two this afternoon at Wandsworth Common, one of the busiest days since the block began when people made the most of the sunshine on holidays

Three friends are enjoying a beer for two this afternoon at Wandsworth Common, one of the busiest days since the block began when people made the most of the sunshine on holidays

At the Hot Rocks Restaurant and the cocktail bar on Bournemouth Beach, which was crammed with hundreds of sunbathers, there were Brits waiting patiently to get their hands on cold drinks

At the Hot Rocks Restaurant and the cocktail bar on Bournemouth Beach, which was crammed with hundreds of sunbathers, there were Brits waiting patiently to get their hands on cold drinks

Snack bars were allowed to remain open under the blocking rules, but were instructed to implement robust social distancing

Snack bars were allowed to remain open under the blocking rules, but were instructed to implement robust social distancing

Two gentlemen enjoy a nice cold beer at the beginning of the bank holiday weekend, which is expected to be warm and dry by Monday

Two gentlemen enjoy a nice cold beer at the beginning of the bank holiday weekend, which is expected to be warm and dry by Monday

In today's capital it was mostly sunny and warm, but a quick shower could hardly stop the night owls from enjoying a drink in the green spaces

In today's capital it was mostly sunny and warm, but a quick shower could hardly stop the night owls from enjoying a drink in the green spaces

Sun-seekers across the country got their first beer in weeks today when bars in green spaces across the UK opened their bars to serve take-away drinks for the weekend on holidays

Sun-seekers across the country got their first beer in weeks today when bars in green spaces across the UK opened their bars to serve take-away drinks for the weekend on holidays

The recent heat wave has led the public to crowded parks, beaches, and beauty spots, where many settled down with drinks they'd bought in nearby pubs.

Snack bars were allowed to remain open under the blocking rules, but were instructed to implement robust social distancing.

At the Althorp Pub in Wandsworth, bar staff working from a hatch wear facewear and dispense drinks at outdoor tables to avoid personal contact and the possibility of contamination.

The Greenwich Tavern in London also served customers this afternoon from a hatch directly on the street.

Since customers are prohibited from drinking on the premises, alcohol is mainly served in plastic cups before being taken to nearby green areas.

But many places encourage customers to bring their own containers, which goes back to the 1950s when people filled barrels in pubs before taking them home.

A rush of drinkers would be a welcome relief for pubs that have largely closed during the closure – and the hospitality sector remains in the lurch when it can be reopened.

Police forces across the UK have warned anyone hoping to buy take-away alcohol to keep two meters away from others who are not in your household.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said, "We have been made aware of a number of planned meeting plans for this weekend, and we can only reiterate the importance of adhering to government guidelines.

“The restrictions on activities that do not support social distancing remain the same, which means that group sports, outdoor barbecues or parties and other gatherings are still not allowed.

"Officials on patrol this weekend will continue to encourage and support our communities to comply with restrictions to reduce public health risk."

Pubs next to green spaces in London had their best trade in weeks when hundreds flocked from quarantine to Commons for a break

Pubs next to green spaces in London had their best trade in weeks when hundreds flocked from quarantine to Commons for a break

Police forces across the UK have warned anyone hoping to buy take-away alcohol to be a meter away from others who are not in their household

Police forces across the UK have warned anyone hoping to buy take-away alcohol to be a meter away from others who are not in their household

The recent heat wave has led the public to crowded parks, beaches, and beauty spots, where many settled down with drinks they'd bought in nearby pubs

The recent heat wave has led the public to crowded parks, beaches, and beauty spots, where many settled down with drinks they'd bought in nearby pubs

A rush of drinkers would be a welcome relief for pubs that have largely closed during the closure - and the hospitality sector remains in the lurch when it can be reopened

A rush of drinkers would be a welcome relief for pubs that have largely closed during the closure – and the hospitality sector remains in the lurch when it can be reopened

Snack bars were allowed to remain open under the blocking rules, but were instructed to implement robust social distancing

Snack bars were allowed to remain open under the blocking rules, but were instructed to implement robust social distancing

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) said the pubs were full on a normal bank holiday in late May with good weather forecast and the FA Cup final, which usually takes place on Saturday.

The trade organization found that pubs were the first companies to be shut down by the government in March and could be among the last to be reopened.

The BBPA said that not all pubs will reopen as of July, as many will not be able to meet the social distancing measures previously required.

According to the BBPA, it is impossible for some pubs to keep a distance of two meters because they remain closed for much longer.

However, the association is happy that the pubs can be reopened to offer take-away options. This will give the struggling independent brewers a much-needed boost.

Managing Director Emma McClarkin said: “It's great to hear from enterprising tax collectors who are selling takeaway beer for the upcoming sunny holiday weekend.

& # 39; The growth of take-away beer during the closure shows how much the British public longs for the pub experience and especially for the unique taste of draft beer.

“All income for pubs in this extremely difficult time is crucial. This income will help pubs across the country reopen if the block is lifted. Of course we have to find a way for our pubs to reopen.

“Breweries also sell their customers' favorite beers online and some have even started bringing fresh beer to their customers.

"Pubs that serve beer to go, of course, implement social distance measures and adhere to the highest hygiene standards."

A woman shared a picture of her father chugging from a bottle of beer while holding another on social media after the couple visited the British oak tree in Tingley, West Yorkshire

A woman shared a picture of her father chugging from a bottle of beer while holding another on social media after the couple visited the British oak tree in Tingley, West Yorkshire

The Prince N22 on Finsbury Road in London sold alcohol to thirsty customers through a hatch. A customer tweeted a picture of a bartender wearing a face mask with the headline: "Get a cider to take away from our local pub."

Another pub visitor posted a picture of her pin of The Island in Kensal Rise, London, while she was sitting outside on her balcony

Excited beer lovers have signed up on social media to share pictures of their freshly poured pints after going to their locals for the first time since a nationwide ban on March 23

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