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A delighted pub-goer has compared his first sip of Carling to 'an angel p***ing' on his tongue. You can make your own jokes there...
Manchester Evening News reporter Rebecca Day was in the pub chatting to locals about what it was like to be back, when Jimmy, who was in the pub with fellow local Chris, said: "It's brilliant being back, it takes some getting used to.
"I was on nights, finished my shift and came straight in. Went home, had a shower and came in.
"Having my first Carling was like an angel p***ing on the tip of my tongue. It's great that it's back on draught. I'm sick of cans in the house."
I think the folks at Carling need to get Jimmy on their advertising team pronto.
Of course, it wasn't just Jimmy and his pal Chris who were keen to get their paws on their first pint in weeks - there were similar scenes in pubs up and down England, with some folk ever queuing up outside before opening.
One such eager beaver was 63-year-old Martin Sherell, who was spotted with his mates as he stood outside The Berkeley in Bristol earlier today, waiting to get something to eat at 8am before the booze went on sale at 9am.
Martin was like a kid on Christmas Eve and said he'd barely been able to sleep for thinking about the pub.
"I had an early night last night in preparation," he said. "I set the alarm for 6am - but I was up at 5.15am.
"I've barely slept since I heard the Prime Minister's announcement that pubs could open.
"I was joking that I would have camped outside if it wasn't raining!
"Me and my mates usually meet a couple of times a week, but we haven't been to a Wetherspoon's since March. We've been drinking there for years.
"There was just the three of us and three workers when it opened. I think they're expecting more later."
He added: "I'm being sensible about it though. We all are. I'm a full-time carer for my mum. I've got a mask with me.
"I've had a nice bottle of Magners cider - I do like them. I'll have a couple more."