Rupert Thompson, owner of Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery, said, “We welcome the reopening of pubs and restaurants on 4 July, as well as the cautious approach the Government is taking. There’s nothing like a pint of our TEA – Traditional English Ale – in the pub, and we’ll be working with our pub customers on supply to ensure that they are ready to ‘roll out the barrel’ when they reopen.
“We’re reopening our own Summer Bar at the brewery, and the “one metre plus” guidelines on social distancing will enable us to seat customers safely while still ensuring that they can enjoy a social drink and catch up with friends after the long lockdown.
“It’s also clear that some people will still be cautious, and it could well be a ‘beer and barbecue at home’ summer for them, so we’re adding flexibility to our beer range with an expanded canned range alongside keg and cask to meet all those consumer needs.”
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