Wetherspoons to reopen 60 pubs in Scotland on April 26

WETHERSPOONS will open 60 of its pubs in Scotland from April 26 when lockdown restrictions for bars and restaurants ease.

Nicola Sturgeon outlined more detail for Scotland's roadmap out of Covid yesterday, allowing Scots to drink and eat indoors at pubs and restaurants on April 26.

However, this will be limited initially to food and non-alcoholic drinks until 8pm.

A 10pm curfew on boozing will also be in place.

Wetherspoons can serve punters food and non-alcoholic drinks inside.

But it can serve Scots alcohol in its outside areas – so if you want to grab a pint, you'll have to drink it outdoors.

You also won't have to buy a meal if you want to drink outside.

Wetherspoon’s regional manager for Scotland, Helen Dumbreck, said: “ We are looking forward to welcoming both customers and staff back to our pubs.

“Our pubs play an important part in the social life of their respective towns and cities and it is great news that they will be able to reopen soon.

“Each of our pubs will observe all the necessary safety rules around Covid-19.”

Wetherspoons has 875 pubs in total across the UK.

Punters will likely have to follow similar rules when visiting their local to the ones Wetherspoons has announced for pubs in England.

Rules for 'Spoons pubs in England include wearing masks when walking around and keeping to social distancing rules.

Scots will be able to sit indoors at their local much earlier than people in England can.

Brits in England will have to wait until May 17 to eat and drink inside at boozers and restaurants.

'Spoons announced earlier this month that it would open almost 400 pubs in England in April when lockdown restrictions ease.

Customers will be able to sit in beer gardens, rooftop gardens and patios at 394 Wetherspoons branches.

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