PUBS across Middlewich and Winsford are looking forward to welcoming people back after the three month lockdown.

The Narrowboat in Lewin Street and Newton Brewery Inn in Webbs Lane are preparing to reopen on Saturday, July 4.

Landlady Sue Coulson said: "We are all excited. We have been doing takeaways for collection and delivery during lockdown but we can't wait to welcome back all our regulars.

New social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place when both pubs reopen.

"There's a lot to get done. We have to do a big deep clean of both pubs because there hasn't been anyone in them for three months.

"We are still waiting for some more guidance from the government and the breweries."

Winsford Guardian:

Newton Brewery Inn has a big canalside beer garden Picture: Google Maps

Staff are looking forward to seeing regulars again and customers can't wait to enjoy a drink in their favourite local.

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"We have really big beer garden at Newton Brewery which goes down to the canal and a smaller beer garden at The Narrowboat.

"We just can't wait to be back."