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All being well, open-air hospitality in England will be allowed to open once again next month, so have you considered taking your business into the great outdoors?
Under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, it’s hoped pubs and restaurants will open from April 12th, meaning this spring could see a surge in custom across the nation.
Pubs and restaurants may be able to serve outdoor meals and drinks in just a matter of weeks, but will have to wait another month to do the same indoors, as ministers strive to keep the Covid-19 virus under control.
That’s because, if all continues going to plan with the vaccine rollout, businesses will be able to welcome customers indoors for drinking and dining from May 17th, with people from two households able to mix together once more.
So in the meantime, those businesses not prepared to push their boundaries (quite literally) could be missing out on thousands of pounds of potential business.
Outdoor seating only will be allowed for hospitality venues, as the country emerges from its third national lockdown meaning that drinking in beer gardens should be a normal sight this summer.
And though the change in regulations might have many of us dreaming of venturing out to a pub garden, landlords who don’t have access to such areas will likely be allowed to turn outside spaces – such as car parks – into drinking and dining areas.
Speaking when the policy was first announced, Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick said: “I know we all look forward to seeing our pubs, cafes and restaurants open their doors again and I’m determined to give them a helping hand to get back on their feet and their staff back to work safely.
“That’s why we are introducing changes to make it quicker, easier and cheaper for them to set up outdoor seating and street stalls to serve food and drink.”
As a result, pubs up and down the country have seen a surge in interest from thirsty regulars who are counting down the days until they can enjoy an al fresco tipple with some licenced premises reporting that they’re fully booked for at least the next two months.
Socialising outdoors is a British institution, but sometimes Mother Nature isn’t willing to play ball – meaning you need that little added insurance.
So if you are a hospitality hotspot who has endured months of misery due to lockdown laws caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, now is the time to start thinking outside the box (or pub, or restaurant…)
The ideal extension for any occasion, a pop-up gazebo or market stall allows you the freedom to take your business wherever the law will let you and is an affordable alternative to expensive bar hire.
So set the tables and get ready to pour the drinks, safe in the knowledge that even the great British weather won’t be able to rain on your parade.
Big Kahuna offer a number of pop up gazebos and easy to assemble market stalls to buy in a range of sizes whatever your needs.
What’s more, you can hire a gazebo, meaning you don’t have the problem of year-round storage when things eventually get back to normal – simply pop into our store or we can deliver it and assemble it for you for a small fee.
If the event is in Liverpool we will deliver for free and can deliver further afield for a small fee if needed.
Take a look to find the perfect al fresco option for your business from a variety of smart, contemporary designs to buy or hire from Big Kahuna.