Drinkers in a city on the English and Welsh border will likely be ready to return to the pub this weekend – however solely at one finish of the excessive road.
In Saltney, which is partly in Flintshire, North Wales, and partly in Cheshire, England, simply one of many city’s 4 pubs will likely be allowed to open its doorways once more on Saturday whereas the others stay closed below the Welsh Government’s rules.
The Brewery Arms, which is separated from Wales by a railway bridge, is gearing up to welcome punters again with social distancing measures however sister pub the Corner Pin, about half a mile down the city’s High Street, has no date set for reopening.
The Anchor Hotel, which sits instantly subsequent to the piece of land which the border runs alongside, has additionally simply missed out on opening again up for enterprise.
Paul Gabbutt, space supervisor of Winwick Taverns, which runs each the Brewery Arms and the Corner Pin, mentioned: “The two pubs are about half a mile aside however now we have nonetheless acquired no steering on how the Corner Pin will reopen and we do not know a date.
“At the Brewery Arms we have been doing threat assessments and on-line workers coaching, and making it compliant so we’ll have the ability to reopen.
“It doesn’t make any sense, you can walk from one pub to the other.”
Pubs throughout the UK referred to as final orders on March 20 as the nation went into lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given institutions in England the inexperienced mild to reopen on Saturday, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is but to announce when pints may be served once more.