WITH the May Bank Holiday upon us and for most of you trying to get out of the house for a nice meal or fresh air, we've found five pubs in our patch that may suit you.

Whether it's for weekend dining or just for a pint, these are just some of the options available to you.

Obviously, Covid-19 restrictions are still playing a huge part in hospitality reopening, so you will need to check with the pubs and beer gardens direct where possible.

Obviously this is a selection of options – check your nearest pubs for their own plans over the weekend.

The Sun Inn, Welshampton

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Based on the A495, the Sun Inn benefits from a beer garden that can host people with enough space for social distancing and can still be a relaxing time.

In normal times, the pub also has a lovely country pile feeling going on, and will be well worth a revisit once indoor dinging and drinking is allowed.

According to one Trip Advisor user: "Myself and my husband enjoyed a lovely drink in the beer garden.

"Everyone was socially distanced on tables in the garden and it was lovely to be out and about again. We decided to stay for food and it was amazing."

For more head to, http://www.thesuninn.net/

The Boathouse, Ellesmere

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To be honest, there's not many better views and environments for a anything ranging from a quiet pint to a full meal.

While The Boathouse delayed its Covid reopening a by a few days, it is open and ready to go for dining.

According to Trip Advisor, one commenter said: "Booked lunch on planned day trip to Ellesmere. Lovely restaurant, very friendly and professional staff, excellent Covid precautions, great menu."

For more head to, https://ellesmereboathouse.co.uk/

Ye Olde Boote Inn, Whittington

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Situated opposite the Castle and only a short drive from both Oswestry and Ellesmere, the Boote Inn is a perfect spot for a trip out.

Reopened after Covid regulations have eased, the pub is open from 12pm until 10pm and is serving food from 12-3pm.

One Trip Advisor user said: "Recently visited the pub as we were staying nearby and was recommended to visit by a friend and we were not disappointed!"

For more, head to https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/pubs/ye-olde-boote-inn-whittington/

Poachers, Chirk

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Now that Wales is also starting to ease its way out of Covid-19 enforced lockdowns, a trip to the Poachers could be an excellent way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.

The pub, just off the Gledrid roundabout, prides itself on the food to can offer – tables will need to be booked.

One Trip Advisor user said: "Popped in for a snack as passing by on my way to Wales. Very nice venue, friendly staff and nice to see them taking the Covid regulations seriously."

For more, head to https://www.poacherspocketpub.co.uk/

The Navigation Inn, Oswestry

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The 'Navvy' is open for food and drink over weekends while lockdown eases, and the Maesbury Marsh pub could be a perfect little treat over the weekend.

However, while they do have the space, they don't have the weather so do remember to wrap up by the canal.

According to Trip Advisor: "We were staying in the area for a long weekend to celebrate finally being allowed to stay away from home and the Navigation didn’t disappoint – great range of mains (including plenty of veggie options) in a pretty setting beside the canal."

For more, head to http://www.thenavigation.co.uk/