Marston’s announces all its Berkshire pubs will reopen on May 17

Marston’s will fully reopen all of its pubs in Berkshire from Monday, May 17, in line with government guidelines, the chain has announced.

Pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen on April 12 but were only able to serve people outdoors as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

But following Boris Johnson’s announcement that Step 3 would be going ahead as planned, they will now be able to serve people indoors again.

Marston’s has around 1,500 pubs across the UK and reopened five of those in Berkshire in April, but the chain has announced the county’s remaining four will join them on May 17.

Ralph Findlay, Marston’s CEO, said: “It’s fantastic that our pubs can reopen, inside and out. Over the past few weeks, we have seen people visit pub gardens, come rain or shine, for the pure enjoyment of socialising with friends and family.

“Our teams can’t wait to fully open the doors and welcome back guests, it’s been a long time coming and we encourage everyone to safely visit and support their local.”

Table service will be in place and guests will have the option to order via Marston’s online ordering system called ‘Marston’s Tap’.

The online platform is available across the majority of Marston’s pubs and a full rollout is underway.

Customers can book a table prior to their visit, but this is not essential and walk-ins are welcome for both food and drink.

The full list of Marston’s pubs in Berkshire

  • Pitcher & Piano, Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire
  • Farriers Arms, Old Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood
  • Bull Inn, High Street, Streatley
  • Oakingham Belle, Oaks Avenue, Wokingham
  • Swan, Station Road, Thatcham
  • Bacon Arms, 10 Oxford Street, Newbury
  • The Elephant at the Market, Market Place, Newbury
  • Plough on the Green, The Folly, Stroud Green, Newbury
  • Two Watermills, Newtown Road, Newbury

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