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Drinkers courageous chilly temperatures to take pleasure in outside pints

People in England wrapped up heat at the moment, braving snow, rain and freezing temperatures to take pleasure in their first pint from a pub in over three months as outside hospitality lastly reopened following a strict lockdown.

In a pub backyard in south London,19-yr previous pupil Sasha Carrington mentioned her group of buddies have been planning to remain all day.

“We’ve obtained our layers on, thermals, we’ll keep outside,” Ms Carrington mentioned as she waited for her al fresco pint of lager. 

After seeing the snow falling very first thing, John O’Connor, a 32-yr previous railway employee, nearly thought twice about coming to the pub, however a number of hours later, the climate brightened, and he could not resist a drink with a pal.

“It’s about time, actually, to be honest. It’s good to see individuals once more,” he mentioned.

About 50 pub-goers headed to the Fox on the Hill, a J D Wetherspoon pub in Camberwell, south London earlier than noon on Monday, glad to be again socialising.

“I’m so glad that it is open once more, its unbelievable, I’m so glad,” mentioned Tony Blake, 59.

On one other desk, 19-yr previous pupil Dylan mentioned he was happy life was getting again to regular: “It’s simply freedom that we are able to go to the pub once more.”

Pic: Reuters