The Plough pub on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich will reopen its outdoor areas on April 12 with space for more than 200 people, manager Jaan Mottus has said.
About a third of those spaces will be covered and be close to outdoor heaters, he told the News. Bookings have been very busy, with spaces on the first weekend after reopening fully taken, Mottus added.
The pub has not been providing takeaway or delivery services during lockdown. Instead, Mottus said he and other staff members have spent time volunteering for good causes in the local area.
Mottus said he had been volunteering as a driver for the NHS in his downtime, while other employees more recently have been helping with the 2021 census rollout in London.
“We’re really looking forward to reopening,” Mottus said. “We can’t wait.”