Celebrities have joined Britons across the country celebrating their first drink in the pub after more than 100 days away during lockdown.Stars inc
Celebrities have joined Britons across the country celebrating their first drink in the pub after more than 100 days away during lockdown.
Stars including Louise Redknapp, Laura Whitmore and Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon documented their momentous trips to the boozers on so-called Super Saturday.
Louise, 45, said ‘yasss we’re going for a pint’ from the back of a car on the way to the pub with her designer friend Lewis Shaw.
At long last: Louise Redknapp celebrated going to the pub on Saturday with her friend Lewis Shaw
The singer then shared a snap of her table covered in snacks, beers and cocktails as they made the most of their long-awaited trip to the pub.
Meanwhile Laura Whitmore cut a stylish figure as she hung out in a beer garden on Saturday.
The Love Island host, 35, was the picture of summer in a knitted co-ord and sunglasses as she enjoyed a pint outside.
Good spread: The former singer, 45, shared a snap of her table covered with nuts, crisps and drinks
Stylish: Love Island host Laura Whitmore looked primed for the pub in a knitted co-ord as she enjoyed a pint
She wrote alongside the snap: ‘Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.’
Former Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon went on a trip to her local with her boyfriend Tom Leech.
The actress, 24, drank from a lavish cocktail while her beau enjoyed a bottle of Budweiser.
Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today’s wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint since bars shuttered three months ago.
Worth the wait? Lucy Fallon enjoyed a cocktail while her boyfriend Tom Leech sipped from a beer bottle
Treating themselves: The former Coronation Street star, 24, also showed off her lavish cocktails
But as the revelry grows livelier into the night, there are fears pub-goers will fail to stick to rules to keep ‘one-metre-plus’ apart.
London’s Borough Market was heaving this evening and drinkers were pictured sipping foamy pints while bunched together on the street.
Pub-goers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country, experts predicted.
They will be hit with hiked prices for beer, wine, cider and spirits as pubs including Wetherspoons desperately try to make up for lost business.
These two pub-goers were seen carrying plastic pints as they walked through the street in Borough Market, London
Some, such as this group in London, took the opportunity to play ‘pub golf’, a game in which pub-goers move from watering hole to watering hole trying to finish their drinks in as few sips as possible
Revellers were seen dancing in the street in Soho, London, where a man started playing live music to pub-goers in the area
But that has not stopped revellers descending on the chain’s pubs in their numbers, including The Regal, in Cambridge, where drinkers reportedly waited for up to an hour to get in.
Roads are expected to be gridlocked in many areas as more than 10million motorists take to their cars and flock to beauty spots.
Meanwhile A&E departments are preparing for a surge in booze-fuelled patients by setting up tents outside hospitals to keep people socially distanced as they wait.
Revellers were seen drinking bottles of beer and other drinks in Soho as other danced in the streets to a man playing a keyboard
Borough Market in London was busy today as pubs and bars reopened for the first time since lockdown began in March
Borough Market wasn’t the only busy London hot-spot to be crowded by pub-goers. The streets of Soho in London were also busy today
Police in Devon and Cornwall tonight say they received more than 1,000 reports, most of which were ‘drink-related’, while police near Bradford were called to reports of 200 people packed into a village pub.
As drink flowed and tempers flared, four people were arrested in Brentwood High Street, Essex. following a ‘disturbance’.
In Leicester, where a local lockdown has been enforced due to a spike in coronavirus cases, police say there are ‘more officers on duty than on New Year’s Eve – to prevent people attempting to sneak out of the city in order to reach the pubs outside the lockdown zone.
Seating areas outside the bars and pubs in Soho were packed out by pub-goers eager for a drink with friends following the easing of lockdown rules