SLUG & Lettuce is finally reopening its doors again for thirsty Brits as lockdown measures are lifted on bars and pubs across England.
We explain all you need to know about visiting your local boozer if you fancy a drink after several months in lockdown.
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Which Slug & Lettuce branches are open?
Slug & Lettuce plans to reopen 69 of its bars tomorrow, July 4.
Its owner, Stonegate Pub Company, said it’s working to open the rest of its locations as soon as possible – you can check Slug & Lettuce’s website for updates.
Slug & Lettuce hasn’t confirmed which branches are reopening – you can find your nearest by using its bar locator tool.
Slug & Lettuce has 83 bars across the UK.
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What time will my local be open?
Slug & Lettuce hasn’t confirmed what time its bars will open once they welcome back customers.
It told The Sun many are operating reduced hours, so customers should keep an eye on its social media sites for the latest information.
To find out about your local one, you can also check its bar locator tool.
Can I book a table?
Yes, Slug & Lettuce is currently taking table bookings if you want to make sure you have somewhere to sit when you arrive.
To book a table, simply go to Slug & Lettuce’s website and fill in the form.
You’ll need to specify the date, timings and how many people you’ll need the table for.
Customers can also try their luck on the day, although you may face queues to get inside as pubs and bars are expected to be busy.
Will I have to give my contact details?
Customers will be asked to leave their contact details during every visit to a bar or pub, including Slug & Lettuce, once it reopens.
Personal details are kept on file for four weeks and are used to contact people if anyone is later infected with coronavirus.
What will the bars look like inside?
In order to keep staff and customers safe from coronavirus, Slug & Lettuce has introduced new social distancing measures including a reduced amount of tables.
It’ll install sanitiser stations around its bars and touch points will be cleaned every 15 minutes.
Plus, it’ll install sneeze screens at all till points.
The chain will also provide single use menus, which will be thrown away after each use.
If you’re not fussed about waiting in a queue, you can order and pay from the table using the new Slug & Lettuce app.
The chain will also take cash and contactless payments for customers who can’t access the app – for example, if you don’t have a smartphone.
Just keep in mind that the chain is currently running a reduced menu, although it hasn’t yet clarified what items have been removed.
Slug & Lettuce has also introduced temperature checks for all staff members before each shift.
Here’s a full list of pub chains opening tomorrow.
But some pubs have said they won’t reopen over fears that they won’t be able to operate safely.