Under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, pubs in England are not allowed to reopen until 12 April.
when they do reopen they will only be allowed to serve food and drink outside to their customers.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), said the loss in beer sales from this Easter Bank Holiday weekend will result in a trade loss of £325m in England missing out on selling 85m pints.
This will no be the second Easter in a row where pubs in England will not be allowed to open their doors to punters.
Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the BBPA, said, “A visit to the pub over Easter is one of life’s simple pleasures, but sadly for the second year in a row our pubs remain forced shut.
“Millions of pub goers will be missing out on a trip to their local for a cold beer and pub dinner, as well as valuable time spent in the company of others.
“It’s a major disappointment for pubs and publicans too, who cannot wait to reopen for their communities and for who the Easter trade would be a major boost.
“Instead, they will miss out on selling some 85m pints worth £325m in trade to the sector.
“It is particularly sad as the sun will be out this Easter, yet people will not be able to soak up the rays in their local pub beer garden.”