Muted restrictions less appealing
With Boris Johnson expected to announce at lunchtime today, Tuesday 23 June, that the hospitality sector can reopen from Saturday 4 July, albeit with restrictions and special measures in place, we wanted to know how much you have missed bars and pubs, if at all.
Well over half of us have missed bars and pubs during their enforced closure. One eOpinion community member summed it up neatly by saying:
“It’s been boring without pubs.”
The rumoured restrictions and special measures that will have to be in place for the Government to allow the hospitality sector to reopen are not to everyone’s taste though. One community member told us:
“If anyone thinks that I am going to register online with the landlord to buy a pint, they have got another thing coming.”
Interestingly, two-thirds of those who will visit a bar or pub once they do reopen will choose an independently owned one over a chain. For 22% however, just an open establishment will do!
The vast majority of us see greater value in our bars and pubs than just being a place to buy a drink. One respondent told us:
“Pubs are at the heart of our communities. They are where we connect and celebrate the best of British.”
Will bars and pubs be the same in the “new normal”?
Whatever the Government announces, the dynamic in our bars and pubs is bound to be different with some form of social distancing, restricted numbers and odd queues changing things. It remains to be seen how landlords and customers will adapt.
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This Speedy Poll was conducted on eOpinion.org with 2,101 people on 22 – 23 June 2020. The results are from this individual eOpinion.org poll alone and are not nationally representative.
The eOpinions expressed here are those of the respondents to the Speedy Poll: Have you missed bars and pubs? They do not to reflect the views of Hutch Media Group Ltd t/a eOpinion itself.
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