Bermondsey pub the Ship Aground is set to reopen on April 12 for the first time since November, but concerns remain about the weather.
Pubs can reopen outdoor areas from April 12 under the UK’s route out of Covid-19 lockdown measures, as long as infections keep going down and the vaccine programme continues at a similar rate.
The Ship Aground, run by Pat Jarman, has been shut since November under Tier 2 rules, as it does not serve food.
“It’s been a very tough year – it’s a long, long time without earning” Pat said. “I’ve still got to pay my bills.
“Hopefully we’ve got through it now. We just hope the weather holds up in April”.
The Ship Aground, on Wolseley Street in the Dockhead area of Bermondsey, has a large back garden and front garden that will both be open to the public in April.
Spaces are largely booked up already for the first few weeks, Pat said.