PUBS in Reading, owned and managed by Stonegate Group, have outlined plans to reopen today (Monday, May 17).

Each pub has ensured it complies with the new COVID-19 Secure Workplace Guidance for Pubs and Restaurants, introducing measures to protect staff and customers and ensuring the smooth running of operations.

Understanding the importance of clarity for customers, the pubs have installed external signage clearly setting out the safety measures in place.

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The group said there will be robust COVID-secure measures in place including clear social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes and adhering to NHS Test and Trace guidelines; full table service with contactless payments available, customers can also order food and drinks via an app. There will be dedicated smoking areas, away from those customers wishing to dine.

Here is a list of Stonegate Group managed pubs opening in Reading and Newbury:

• Yates Reading

• Monks Retreat Reading

• Slug And Lettuce Reading

• Be At One Reading

• The Boundary Reading

• Walkabout Newbury

• Seven Red Roses Reading

A spokesperson for Stonegate Group said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people back through our doors on 17th May.

"Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers, whilst ensuring everyone is able to enjoy and make the most out of their long-awaited visit to our venues.”

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Tables can be booked by calling the Stonegate central booking team on 03300 949251 or via each site’s website which can be found by searching here: