*** Update *** - Pubs can now sell alcohol provided its pre-ordered.
The new lockdown rules to be implemented from 5th November state that:-
"Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed."
In previous lock downs offering alcohol for takeaway was a lifeline for many pubs, and particularly breweries. It is a baffling and damaging decision to remove this option, particularly when other businesses such as supermarkets can continue to sell takeaway alcohol. CAMRA has written to the goverment asking for this restriction to be removed. You can read the full text of this letter here:-
Concerned pub goers and beer drinkers in England can email their MP here:
and ask for the removal of the takeaway restrictions, and for a proper support package for pubs and brewers to be implemented.