A pub’s beer garden has been labelled ‘the worst in Scotland’ after a photo appeared online of tables and chairs set out alongside wheelie bins behind the boozer.
The Brass Button pub, in north Motherwell, known for its cocktails – which have proven particularly popular during lockdown, has been ridiculed on Twitter for its makeshift ‘beer garden’.
Tables with indoor cushioned chairs in a chained off area in what appears to be a car park behind the venue have been slapped together to take advantage of new Government rules, reports the Daily Record.
It comes as Scots were given the greenlight to return to the pub for the first time in almost four months.
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Sharing a picture on social media, Craig Campbell said: “Nice beer garden in Motherwell if anyone fancies a pint.”
Pubs, restaurants and cafes can now open their outdoor facilities for service as part of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown.
On Monday, thousands of Scots up and down the country flocked to boozers with outdoor areas to enjoy a pint and a chat.
Indoor seating areas will continue to remain closed until at least July 15 as the Scottish Government hopes to move into phase three of its lockdown easing plan.
Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to remain vigilant when taking a trip to the pub.
The Scottish First Minister visited the Cold Town House in Edinburgh on Monday to see new safety measures put in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus.
Drinkers queued for more than a hour to get into beer gardens as they reopened across Scotland on Monday.
She urged people to comply with measures in place to protect against coronavirus at the newly reopened sites, such as giving names and contact details, or to stay at home.
She said: “I hope that as we take these first gradual steps out of lockdown people will begin to feel more of the sense of normality that we have worked so hard for – although it is important to remember that the virus has not gone away so we cannot get complacent.
“No beer garden or cafe should feel the same as it did before.
“The vast majority of the hospitality industry will be following the rules and putting in place new procedures to help control the virus.”
A queue stretched down the street outside Hootenanny in Glasgow city centre, which opened its beer garden shortly after 11am.
The Brass Button has been approached by the Mirror Online for comment.