THE Shropshire arm of the Campaign for Real Ale is urging drinkers to enjoy returning to the pub next week, but asking them to remember rules remain in place and life is not quite back to normal.

Pubs across England, Wales and Scotland will be allowed to welcome boozers back inside their premises from Monday, May 17, after pub beer gardens were allowed to open at the end of April.

The Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA campaign to support pubs in the community. They are also brewers of cask conditioned ale, select and publish pubs in the Good Beer Guide and also run Shrewsbury Beer Festival.

“So, pubs can open indoors from tomorrow. But do remember it's not a return to February 2020 – there will still be rules to follow, and those rules are not the fault of the pub staff,” they posted on their Facebook page earlier today (Sunday).

“But do get out and enjoy yourself and support one of the most important hubs in our communities. Also, before you head out do check opening times to avoid disappointment – some pubs are not open at all until later in the week, some are adjusting their hours until they can judge the level of demand, and a very small number have unfortunately had to take the decision not to open until the end of all restrictions (currently June 21).

“We will repost information from pubs, but because of the fluidity of the situation it's not possible to keep a central list and be sure it is up to date. If you are in a pub, please check the opening hours against those shown at and if they have changed let us know through the WhatPub feedback feature.

“Please also score any cask ales you drink. A reminder again to stick to the rules, in the pub and elsewhere, or we could find ourselves losing again some of the freedoms returned tomorrow.”