When can pubs open indoors?
Indoor areas of hospitality venues such as pubs, cafés and restaurants will reopen from Step 3.
Hospitality businesses across the country will be able to open up indoors from May 17, albeit with some restrictions still in place. After eating and drinking al fresco since Step 2 of lockdown easing on April 12, there will be no need to check the weather forecast every time you head to the pub or restaurant from May 17.
Pubs can welcome back customers for a pint inside, rather than outdoor service only, while indoor dining will also resume across the hospitality sector. While Barnsley has many great pubs and restaurants with beer gardens and outside areas, many others do not have outdoor spaces and will now be able to reopen their doors.
As outdoors, table service will be still be required. So check in advance, and don't forget to pre-book your table.
As in Step 2, venues will not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks, nor will there be a curfew.
However, customers will have to order, eat and drink while seated.