More pubs can reopen on 17 May

The government have announced that step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown will be going ahead as hoped on Monday 17 May, which allows indoor hospitality including pubs for the first time this year.

Until 17 May, pubs may only open for outdoor table service – see our list of venues currently open.

Covid safety restrictions are still a requirement from 17th May with table service, reduced capacity for social distancing, checking in to the NHS Test & Trace system, wearing masks when not seated, enhanced cleaning regimes etc and maximum group size indoors is six. From the same date the limit of the group size outdoors increases although table service will still be a requirement.

We suggest checking pubs opening hours and whether they are taking table reservations before setting out, you can find links to social media accounts and websites from WhatPub. Public transport information for getting to the pubs can be found at Travel South Yorkshire.

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About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.


  1. Thanks for all you hard work keeping us informed, Andy. The pub garden map kept me sane !

    Any idea if we’ll be able to collect our own pints from next week (after check-in and wearing masks etc). Table service not my idea of a pub !


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