A popular pub in Northumberland has outlined plans on how it is set to reopen to the public as restrictions begin to ease over the next few months.

The Twice Brewed Inn, located on Hadrian’s Wall near Bardon Mill, is one of the most visited locations for both tourists and locals in the area and is planning to welcome back guests outdoors from April 12 - as long as government restrictions allow.

With both food and drinks hoping to be offered by the pub, the Twice Brewed has already had several booking enquiries for when it’s allowed to reopen, much to the delight of manger Steve Blair.

“As soon as the Government roadmap was laid out, we started planning our reopening and we’re really looking forward to hearing people enjoying themselves again – hopefully while sitting in the sunshine!,” said Steve.

“But even if the weather isn’t good, customers will be able to enjoy some undercover shelter on offer. There will be 18 tables (maximum of six people at each) available in bad weather and 26 when the skies are being kind.”

The popular pub hopes to make the most of its large terrace and garden areas to welcome customers back as safely as possible, with the first set of rules allowing groups of either two households or a maximum of six people from different households to be part of each booking.

“Our location and the size of our site means we’re in a great position to really make the most of our extensive outdoor seating so customers can spread out while enjoying the lovely views of the Northumbrian countryside,” added Steve.

“As was the case before the lockdown and in line with the guidance, it will be table service only and people are advised to book their place early.”

Steve also went on to comment on just how popular he believes the location will be over the next few months as the country begins to exit lockdown and wanted to emphasise that booking in advance in an absolute must for anyone wanting to visit the pub.

“The bookings are already really busy, so we are strongly recommending that guests make sure they have a table reserved before they set off,” said Steven.

“All the staff can’t wait to start welcoming guests back to The Twice Brewed and we’re also delighted that Fire and Dough will also be back to serve up their incredible pizzas from the outdoor kitchen.”

The Twice Brewed are also hoping to welcome visitors to the site’s hotel - again if restrictions allow - from May 17.