A NUMBER pubs in and near Oswestry have confirmed they will be reopening their doors on April 12 for outdoor service with lockdown rules set to change next week.

Pubs in the town centre and areas surrounding the town are preparing to reopen their doors after Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the roadmap out of lockdown would continue as planned.

This means pubs and other hospitality settings can reopen for outdoor service only from April 12.

It is not just pubs which will be reopening, as non-essential retail and close-contact services have also been given the green light to resume business.

Here are the pubs which have confirmed that they will be reopening on April 12:

- The Bailey Head
- The Oak Inn
- The George Hotel
- The Townhouse (Opens April 13)
- The Queens Head
- The White Lion, Whittington
- Cross Keys, Kinnerley
- The Navigation Inn, Maesbury (weekends only, weather permitting)
- Cross Foxes, Gobowen (12pm to 8pm, weather permitting)
- The Bridge Inn, Chirk
- The Railway Tavern
- The Keys, St Martins
- The Barley Mow, Trefonen
- The Last Inn, Hengoed
- The Plough (weather permitting)

The news that pubs will be permitted to resume outdoor service comes after the Prime Minister confirmed the roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead as planned for the next stage of easing restrictions on Monday.

During a recent visit to an AstraZeneca plant in Macclesfield, Mr Johnson said there was no data which suggested he should deviate from plans to ease restrictions.

He said: “I just think it’s important we take each step on the road map as it comes and continue to roll out the vaccine, build up our defences, build up the natural resistance of our whole population in the way that we are and then continue to look at the data in the intervals that we’ve set out.

“So we are going to see exactly what happens from the April 12 to May 17 openings and thereafter through to June 21.

“At the moment, as I look at all the data, I can’t see any reason for us to deviate from the road map that we have set out, we are sticking to it.”