A BREWER has announced it will not re-open its Barry pubs until the Welsh Government announces the premises can open fully - indoors and outdoors.

Hospitality businesses in Wales are able to reopen on July 13, under new Welsh Government plans revealed last week

S.A Brain & Co Ltd was, like many pubs, forced to close when the UK went into coronavirus lockdown on March 23 this year.

Venues can open in spaces they own and have licences for if cases continue to decline, but indoor-only places will have to stay shut, and visitors will be have to book.


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Welsh Government minister, Eluned Morgan said it would be "difficult" for some pubs to keep to the two-metre social distancing rules.

Brains pubs in Barry include the Park Hotel, Park Crescent, the Tynewydd Inn, Tynewydd Road, the Master Mariner, Skomer Road, and the Cwm Talwg, Plas Cleddau.

A Brains spokeswoman said: “During lockdown we have been working incredibly hard to be ready to reopen our pubs indoors and outdoors safely for the benefit of our team members and customers.

“We are waiting to be given a date and guidelines for the full reopening of pubs from the Welsh Government, which we hope will be as soon as possible.

“We want our customers to be able to use all of the facilities in our pubs come rain or shine and to receive a warm welcome back in safe surroundings.

“We will not be able to do that by opening outdoors only from 13th July and so we will not open any of our managed pub gardens on that date.

“We really look forward to welcoming back our customers when we are given the green light to open fully.”