Takeaway pints are here to save our spring.
Takeaway pints were one of the few saviours of last summer, with London pubs doing a roaring trade in fresh pints of beer straight from the tap. It was a novel thing after three months without the pub, and was the perfect accompaniment to the incredible weather we got during lockdown 1.0.
Now, the government has revealed that takeaway pints will finally be permitted again soon, after they were banned due to fears that they were encouraging people to congregate with others as the virus peaked.
Making up part of the government’s ‘Step 2’ of the lockdown easing plan, takeaway pints will be permitted again from April 12 (dependent on the nation passing the four tests that will allow us to lift certain restrictions), in line with bars and restaurants reopening outdoors only. This will mean that those unable to get a table – which could be likely given how much the city is looking forward to outdoor dining – will be able to enjoy a fresh drink for the first time since the beginning of November. Cheers to that!