Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed his roadmap out of lockdown, providing a series of key tests are met, such as falling coronavirus rates.
The phased reopening of the country includes a number of key dates, with outdoor hospitality set to reopen from Monday, April 12.
It says: “There will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcohol, and no curfew – although customers must order, eat and drink while seated.”
And venues in and around Chesterfield, including Brampton Manor, Twin Oaks Hotel and more are planning to take advantage and reopen to customers.
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1. Van Dyk Hotel, 38 Worksop Road, Whitwell Common
Van Dyk Hotel's Yule Lodge Bar & Grill, an 84-seater, outdoor, covered restaurant and will be open from April 12-June 6. Bookings are now being taken for tables up to six people, with a £20.00 deposit required per table to confirm the booking. Its Southgate Terrace will "provide fun and food with hog-roast, pizza’s, burgers, jacket potatoes and more". it will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, from April 16-May 15, as well as Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, May 2 and 3.
Photo: Anne Shelley
2. The Fox & Goose Inn, Pudding Pie Hill, Wigley
The Fox & Goose team are excited to be opening for ‘eat out or take out’ from Friday, April 16. The beer garden will be open with the option to book and sit at one of the pub’s outside tables. Takeaway will still be available as the restaurant’s collection and delivery service will still be running until indoor opening can resume from May 17.
Photo: Google Maps
3. Casa Hotel, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield
Casa Hotel’s management and staff say they can not wait to welcome you from Monday, April 12. Food will be available from noon-9pm daily on the hotel’s Barcelona Terrace with tea, coffee and fresh pastries available from 9am.
Photo: Brian Eyre
4. Peak Edge Hotel, Darley Road, Stonedge
Peak Edge Hotel will be serving barbecue dishes and drinks from Saturday, April 17. Bookings availble on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon. It is advised customers bring sensible footwear for the occasion.
Photo: Google Maps