British Beer & Pub Association

Drinks poured: some 3m pints of beer are expected to be served on the first day pubs can reopen inside (image: Getty/Wasan Tita)

45,000 pubs expected to reopen for indoor service

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 45,000 pubs are estimated to reopen to trade inside from Monday 17 May, serving 3m pints, leaving 2,000 unable to open their doors due to limited space, one trade body has predicted.

Government briefing: the PM is expected to confirm inside service will be permitted from next Monday (17 May) at a press conference later today (image: Getty/Leonid Andronov)

Trade awaits PM announcement about inside service

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the next stage of relaxation of coronavirus restrictions including allowing pubs to reopen indoors, later today (Monday 10 May).