APRIL is here - and that means pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to reopen this month for outdoor table service.

From Monday, April 12, six people or two households will be able to sit together and enjoy a drink outdoors - and there's no requirement for a "substantial meal" this time.

‘Outdoors’ refers to private gardens and any other outdoor space, which includes beer gardens, cafes or restaurants with outdoor seating spaces, and hospitality areas in venues like zoos and theme parks, which are also due to reopen at this time.

Punters will not be able to sit inside until May 17 if all goes to plan as per the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, but this is a big step in the right direction.

Social distancing rules will still apply, so people will have to wear masks when moving around or using the bathroom and stay two metres apart.

Newly-elected Wyre Forest CAMRA branch chairman Rob Budworth said the reopening of beer gardens on April 12 is a "welcome step in getting the hospitality industry back on its feet".

He said: "We understand the caution needed in staged reopening to ensure coronavirus infection rates continue to fall.

"We also look forward to socialising indoors from May 17, again provided that people respect the rules.

"This is a welcome step in getting the hospitality industry back on its feet and allowing some long-suffering businesses to trade again."

But which pubs in Wyre Forest will be reopening for outdoor service on April 12?

Wyre Forest CAMRA has put together a list of the pubs and clubs that have confirmed their plans to reopen their beer gardens or marquees this month.

Virtually all will be requiring booking in advance, so people are urged to check the details with each pub.


  • Wall 2 Wall
  • Nu Bar
  • Tappeto Lounge
  • Kidderminster Carolians Rugby Football Club
  • The Bluebell
  • Pennies
  • The Castle Inn
  • The Cavalier
  • The King & Castle
  • The Loom & Shuttle
  • Park Gate Inn
  • The Railway Bell
  • The Red Man
  • The Sportsman Inn
  • The Station Inn
  • Weavers at Park Lane
  • The Watermill
  • The Weary Traveller
  • Three Crowns & Sugar Loaf
  • St Johns Social Club (from Thursday, April 15 - Thursday to Sunday)


  • The Retreat Bar
  • The Old Waggon and Horses
  • Black Boy, Wribbenhall
  • The George Hotel
  • The Great Western
  • The Hop Pole, from
  • The Rising Sun
  • The White Swan
  • The Mug House (from Tuesday, April 13)
  • Black Boy, Wyre Hill (from Wednesday, April 14)
  • Mo's Bar (from Thursday, April 15)


  • The Hollybush
  • Bird in Hand
  • The Bay Horse
  • The Kings Arms
  • The Old Rose & Crown
  • Stourport Workmen's Club
  • The Angel
  • Brinton Arms
  • The Old Beams
  • Ye Olde Crown Inn
  • Lombard Taproom & Bottleshop (from Wednesday, April 14 at 4pm)

Surrounding villages

  • Ye Old New Inn, Pound Green
  • The Mitre Oak, Hartlebury
  • West One, Hagley
  • The Old Waggon & Horses, Ismere
  • Cookley Village Hall & Sports Club
  • Robin Hood Inn, Drayton
  • The Bell, Pensax
  • Hampstall Riverside Inn, Astley Burf
  • The Dog, Dunley
  • The Tap House, Hartlebury
  • The White Hart, Hartlebury
  • Belbroughton Club, Belbroughton
  • The Talbot, Belbroughton
  • The Horseshoes, Belbroughton
  • The Swan, Blakedown
  • The Station Inn, Hagley
  • Colliers Farm Shop & Cafe, Tenbury Road, Rock
  • The Wharf Inn, Holt Fleet
  • The Holt Fleet (Fleet Inn), Holt Heath
  • The Eagle & Spur, Cookley
  • The Queens Head, Wolverley
  • The Lock, Wolverley
  • Kingsford Family Entertainment Venue, Wolverley
  • Old Waggon & Horses, Ismere
  • The Royal Forester, Callow Hill (from Tuesday, April 13)
  • Bridge Inn, Stanford (from Thursday, April 15)
  • The Sun & Slipper, Mamble (from Friday, April 16)

Not on the list but planning to reopen this month? Email editorial@kidderminstershuttle.co.uk and we'll add your pub to the list!