Boozy brits pack out pubs as fight breaks out ‘over tabes’ on first Friday out

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A punch-up broke out at a London pub after tensions reportedly boiled over table reservations in the first proper night out in several months.

Lucky Brits will pack their local boozers and bars on their first Fright night 'out out' in six months after lockdown rules eased.

Five million pints are set to be pulled tonight as revellers hit the town for drinks in their lock beer gardens.

However, in Soho, police intervened after drinkers clashed in the first opportunity for people to wine and dine with friends and family.

The last time people were able to get together was back in November before the Christmas and national lockdowns.

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Experts believe five million pints and 500,000 bottles of wine will be drunk as an estimated 1.5million brits across 20,000 restaurants head out.

It means alcohol sales are set to be double those on a standard night out pre-lockdown as people celebrate their freedoms once again.

This week, bars and restaurants have poured into the streets with outdoor dining and marquees in an attempt to cater to thirsty Brits.

The weather is also looking up, with the Met Office forecasting sunny spells and highs of 14C across England on Saturday, writes the MailOnline.

A dry weekend will ensure the first 'free' weekend will go down smoother with unsettled British weather predicted to be kept at bay.

Hospitality and non-essential retail were allowed to reopen after months of closure on Monday (April 12), after the Government continued to implement its roadmap out of lockdown.

The Friday night out is expected to bring in £100million into the hospitality sector, which has been one of the hardest hit by Covid restrictions.

Even though some coronavirus restrictions are in place, with Brits being told to adhere to social distancing rules and not abandoning the rule of six, revellers hitting the towns in crowds have been pictured throughout the week.

On Monday, we saw London's Soho filled to the brim with revellers dancing in the street to celebrate.

Indoor seating is expected to reopen in hospitality under England rules on May 17, but Wales' pubs are shut until April 27, as well as Scotland.

But boozers and cafes in Northern Ireland won't reopen until April 30 for outdoor service.

  • Lockdown
  • Pubs
  • Coronavirus
  • London

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