Refuelling after a good hike – perhaps the most popular country pursuit of all – will again be possible in England from 12 April
Of all the things many of us have missed in the past year, the pub ranks high, and on 12 April, with pub gardens opening up again in England, the opportunity for a decent walk followed by a pint and a bite to eat returns. The sector was already ailing when coronavirus came along, but things have become far worse since.
According to the British Beer and Pub Association, more than 2 billion pints have gone undrunk in the past year and an estimated 2,000 pubs have closed permanently. So this is the perfect time to go and support the pub, particularly if you can combine it with a decent walk. There are hundreds, of course, but here are a few good ones to whet your appetite. Booking is going to be essential.