The Welsh government has announced that all pubs in Wales can re-open, indoors and out, from Monday, 3rd August. Previously, pubs in Wales could only re-open to serve outdoors, making it the last part of the UK where pubs couldn’t open indoors.
The news has been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association which said Welsh pubs had been struggling. It said it hoped the decision wasn’t too late in avoiding mass closures of pubs in Wales, and that it would hopefully enable Welsh pubs to use some of the summer to rebuild their trade and start to recover.
For many pubs, the summer trade is crucial to see them through leaner winter months.
The BBPA said pubs in Wales would need continued support from the Government, as will pubs across the whole of the UK, to help them get back to business and participate in the economic recovery of the UK.