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PremierLeague-News.Com - 'It might work somewhere like Amsterdam, but if you're sat in the streets of Bolton getting a beer or food delivered to your table and it's one degree, it's not as appealing'

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07 April 2021 - 05:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Bolton's hospitality industry has been decimated over the past 12 months. Despite some apparent light at the end of the tunnel, a selection of town centre bar owners are still too wary to open up on Monday (April 12). Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that England can move to Step Two of the lockdown roadmap on April 12 - meaning outdoor hospitality can return, along with non-essential retail, gyms and other outdoor attractions. There is still a sense of trepidation for the majority of publicans in the centre of Bolton. They're in no rush to open their beer gardens or put tables and chairs on the pavement just yet. One bar with a beautiful outdoor seating area is Courtyard 36 in the Grade-II listed Little Bolton Town Hall. Throughout the pandemic, owner Rebecca Brayshaw has been extremely vocal about the impact of lockdowns on the venue. Courtyard 36 will remain closed for a while longer (Image: ABNM Photography) She told the Manchester Evening News she is holding off on reopening to 'save the heartache' of potentially being asked to close down again. Mrs Brayshaw said: "The main reason is we're still a little uncertain, unsure and nervous in many ways. "I know everything's going in the right direction, but we're still a little bit wary of the potential of things not exactly going to plan. "Obviously being based in Bolton, we've had more opening and shutting than most people have and to be honest. The thought of getting ready to open to be told we can't is just a bit too much to bear. "We've done it four times now. "I didn't have it in me to be closed down again. "We do have outdoor space which is great, but it isn't just about that because we've got delightful British weather. "We don't have the financial means to fully enclose the courtyard and to be honest, I don't want that. In our building, we have three spaces with plenty of seats indoors. "We've been shut for that long that another couple of weeks to save us the heartache and the added expense is a bearable amount of time." One pub that will be reopening next week is Northern Monkey, having secured a pavement licence last summer. Ryan Bailey, of Northern Monkey, has raised concerns (Image: Manchester Evening News) But fans of the microbrewery's craft ales will have to wait a little longer than next Monday, with owner Ryan Bailey also raising concerns ahead of a planned opening date of April 16.

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. "If this last 12 months has taught us anything, it's to not take anything for granted because things can change week by week. "We're not taking bookings because we've invested a lot of money every time we've reopened and we've had the rug pulled from under us. "We're also not buying shelter so if it rains, chances are we're not going to open that day. "We're hopeful we're going to see a lot of old friends back at Northern Monkey and it'll be great for the staff as well." Another pub to recently secure a pavement licence is The Churchgate. Ashley Preston took the pub over two weeks into the first lockdown and he has decided to keep it closed until at least May 17, when the country is set to move to Step Three of the lockdown roadmap. People outside the Churchgate pub on the first night of the pubs reopening in October 2020 (Image: Adam Vaughan) "We applied for the licence for when the indoor opens as well and it's been a really straightforward process," he said. "We can only seat up to 40 people outside and usually we have a capacity of 200 so it wouldn't even cover half of it. "It's been hard work because we're pretty much brand new and this is all we've known so far - restricted capacity, restricted opening times, table service. Read More Related Articles Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester as Bolton overtakes Oldham as worst-affected borough Read More Related Articles Weddings, zoos and vaccine passports: The lockdown changes Boris Johnson press conference didn't announce "With the table service, it means additional members of staff even though you're less busy so it's hard work but we're just happy to see it through and hopefully we'll see the place bouncing again. "Obviously there's still a bit of worry because we're not 100pc sure we'll be back to normal by July like everyone thinks." Just across the road, The Venue was forced to adapt last year due to restrictions stopping the bar from offering its usual cabaret-style entertainment. Despite being granted a pavement licence, owner John Wray is also taking the decision to delay reopening. John Wray, owner of the Venue (Image: Manchester Evening News) He said: "As a live music venue, we've only had one act on since last March, and when we do reopen it will be as a bar with food until the restrictions allow us to do otherwise. "The biggest problem with the pavement licence is generating enough business to make it work. "We are controlled by the elements. I know everyone's very excited about it but even though it looks lovely outside, it's currently one degree. "It might work somewhere like Amsterdam but if you're sat in the streets of Bolton getting a beer or food delivered to your table and it's one degree, it's not as appealing. "We debated it and if we get a real spring, we may revisit it, but you never know what you're going to get in Bolton." Read More Related Articles Former Bolton club Blind Tiger set to become 'moonshine bar' and grill restaurant Read More Related Articles Historic Bolton pub to be transformed into 'Insta-worthy' American-style diner

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