Prince William Has Pint Of Cider As Pubs Reopen In England
As pubs across England reopen, Prince William has enjoyed a pint of cider in a beer garden in Norfolk.
The Duke of Cambridge also ordered a plate of chips during his visit on Friday (3 July), ahead of pubs across the nation opening their doors to the public from 6am today.
Prince William also asked staff if they were worried about people 'getting a bit out of hand' when punters are allowed to drink in pubs for the first time in three months.
The Rose and Crown in Snettisham welcomed the royal, who cleaned his hands with sanitiser gel and asked bar staff: "Can I have a pint of cider please? I'm a cider man."
He ordered a pint of Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder and some chips.
Sitting outside with some of the staff, when his food and drink got to his table he joked: "I don't know where I pay - I'll do that before I leave, I promise."
The 600-year-old pub, which is also a hotel and restaurant, is Wills' local, as it is only a few miles form his home at Anmer Hall.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll probably be aware that pubs are reopening in England today (4 July) after being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Yesterday, it was confirmed that in order to prevent pints from being served immediately after midnight last night, pubs would be able to open from 6am this morning.
As reported by the Press Association yesterday afternoon, the government's official spokesperson told a press conference that many rules around easing of lockdown come into place from 12.01am - however, pubs were not included in this.
The spokesman said: "Those regulations mostly come into force at 12.01am on Saturday July 4.
"The reopening of pubs and bars specifically comes into force at 6am. That would just be in the event anybody would attempt to try to open at midnight."
Other rules were also clarified by Downing Street.
When asked if there was a limit on the amount of time people can spend in pubs, the spokesman said: "It's not part of the regulations, as I understand it. Pubs, and restaurants in particular, as I'm sure lots of us will know, do sometimes put limits on the amount of time you can have a table for, for example."
However, it was confirmed that the two-household limit will still stand for groups of people visiting pubs and restaurants.
Although pubs, restaurants and hairdressers can legally open from today, a poll revealed more than 50 percent of the public believe it's too soon, confirming that they will be staying at home this weekend.
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