Police were called to break up ugly scenes at a quiet Wetherspoons after two large groups began fighting in front of scared customers.
A shocking video shows the moment a large crowd of people were involved in the scuffle on at The Broken Bridge in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
Violent incidents grabbed the headlines on Saturday with brawls in Brentwood, Tamworth and Nottinghamshire.
The scenes today show staff rushing towards the people involved in an attempt to break up the fight.
One customer claims that Wetherspoons employees were then punched as they got close to the melee.
Ellie Greenaway, who captured the footage, said: “I was sat eating my meal, and I heard loads of arguing.
“So I looked up to see a huge crowd all running over and somebody got hit from behind.
“The staff got involved trying to break it up. They got hit and it got out of control.
“Everyone was getting involved and arguing, other people ended up fighting.
“The manager called the police who kicked everybody out and shut the pub down.”
West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.
Police were called to fights, people getting naked in public and other trouble with one officer saying it’s “crystal clear is that drunk people can’t/won’t socially distance”.
Worrying scenes of people ignoring social distancing in Soho, central London, and other places have sparked fresh fears of a second wave of Covid-19 and new local lockdowns.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 19 as a steady decline in fatalities in recent weeks shows signs of slowing.