A PUB operator which runs popular pubs across Berkshire has announced that all of its pubs across the county will be able to reopen for both indoor and outdoor service from Monday (May 17).

Marston's which runs city centre venues such as The Elephant at the Market in West Berkshire and Pitcher & Piano in Reading made the announcement earlier this week.

Marston's which also operates Bacon Arms in Newbury said all pubs will adhere to government guidance when they reopen.

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Table service will take place, but guests will also have the option to order via Marston’s online ordering system called ‘Marston’s Tap’.

The online platform is available across the majority of Marston’s pubs and a full rollout is underway following its success.

Customers can book a table prior to their visit, but this is not essential and walk-ins are welcome for both food and drink. The outdoor facilities which opened in April are still available across a wide selection of Marston’s pubs for those who are happier socialising outdoors.

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Ralph Findlay, Marston’s CEO, said: “It’s fantastic that our pubs can reopen, inside and out. Over the past few weeks, we have seen people visit pub gardens, come rain or shine, for the pure enjoyment of socialising with friends and family.

Our teams can’t wait to fully open the doors and welcome back guests, it’s been a long time coming and we encourage everyone to safely visit and support their local.”