Greene King will reopen over 1,000 if it’s pubs and restaurants across England today with the company deciding to open at the start of this week as opposed to Saturday.

The company, which runs The Grandstand, Three Elms, Monument and Rose & Crown pubs in Hereford says that it is looking forward to welcoming customers back.

“We look forward to welcoming back customers to our pubs and providing that great hospitable pub experience we all love.

“Following the government announcement and subsequent guidance we have now decided to reopen our managed pubs in a phased way commencing Monday 6th July. Not all our pubs will be viable to open immediately, even with the reduction in social distancing guidance to one metre alongside additional measures, but we expect to open 1294, over two thirds of our managed estate in phase one.  We are working on the re-opening date for the second phase and will confirm it as soon as we can.

“The safety of our team and customers is our top priority and are confident the measures we are introducing outlined in our PUBSAFE promises will mean our pubs will operate safely for both customers and team members.”