How to book a table at Wetherspoon, Greene King, Punch Taverns, Stonegate Pubs and Sizzling Pubs

AS Brits are set to go back to the pub from tomorrow, we’ve rounded up how you can book a table at Wetherspoon, Greene King and more.

Boris Johnson recently confirmed boozers will finally be able to welcome back customers from July 4, as lockdown is gradually eased.

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It means Brits will finally be able to enjoy a pint once more – but some locals say they're already booked up.

Once pubs reopen, pub-goers will only be able to visit their local with one other household.

Customers will also be limited to table service, and businesses will have to note down the details of customers so they can trace each person in the event of an outbreak.

But the restrictions didn’t stop scores of Brits celebrating, with hilarious memes emerging showing why they can’t wait to visit the pub again.

Most UK pubs have been shut since March 20, after the PM ordered all “non-essential” businesses to close.

If you're dreaming of your first pint, we've rounded up which pub chains are taking bookings.


A spokesperson for Wetherspoon confirmed to The Sun that the pub chain isn't taking bookings for tables.

This means you'll need to try your luck on the day – although you may face queues to get inside, as pubs are expected to be extremely busy when they reopen.

However, Wetherspoon has an app in place where you can order drinks and food straight to your table, so there shouldn't be a large queue at the bar.

This newspaper was given an exclusive look at one Wetherspoon to see all the changes it has in place.

The Mossy Well in Muswell Hill, north London, has been kitted out with screen, posters and floor marking.

Tables have also been spaced out or screens put up in between them in order to allow customers to keep safe.

You can read more about all the changes here.

Wetherspoon has said it'll reopen 750 pubs on July 4 – it has around 875 locations in total.

Use the Wetherspoon pub finder to check when your local is reopening.

Greene King

Greene King customers can book a table through its website.

Simply enter your postcode or town, select your local pub and fill in details such as name, phone number and number of people for the table.

The pub chain is also expanding its "Order and Pay" service so more customers will be able to order drinks and food from their tables when they visit.

The Sun was given an exclusive look inside a Greene King pub earlier this month to see how social distancing will work.

Like rival chains, Greene King has moved tables apart and is using perspex screens to separate customers.

In the George St Fort in Cambridge, the seating capacity has been reduced to around 60 per cent.

You can read more about all the changes here.

Greene King, which has 1,700 pubs around the UK, is planning to reopen “the majority” of its boozers from July 4.

Punch Taverns

Punch Taverns, which owns around 1,300 pubs in the UK, doesn't appear to have a book facility on its website.

There's also been no official word from the pub chain on how many boozers they plan on reopening on July 4.

We've asked for more information about their booking options and we'll update this article when we know more.

In the meantime, it may be worth calling up your local Punch pub to find out if they can reserve you a table.

You can find contact details by using this online pub finder tool.

Stonegate Pub Company

Stonegate Pub Company owns Ei Group pubs, which were formerly called Enterprise Inns.

A spokesperson said managers of leased and tenanted pubs run their own booking systems, of which many have put in place booking procedures.

If you're keen to book a table, the best route would be to visit the pub’s website or Facebook page for full details, they added.

While if you want to book one of its managed estate pubs, you can visit the pub's website or call the central bookings team on 03300 949251.

Ei Group said it'll reopen "a number of pubs" on July 4, but hasn't yet clarified how many.

The chain has around 4,000 pubs in the UK.

Sizzling Pubs

Sizzling Pubs has a handy table booking facility on its website – and some boozers are accepting bookings for July 4.

To book a table, start by entering your postcode to bring up your nearest Sizzling Pubs boozer.

Once you've found the pub you want to go to, select the time you want to book a table for and how many people are joining you.

For now, Sizzling Pubs is only taking bookings for a maximum of six guests.

Sizzling Pubs has around 220 boozers in the UK.

We've asked how many will be opening on July 4 and we'll update this article when we get a response.

Mr Johnson has also confirmed that restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas can reopen from July 4.

The date of these businesses reopening only applies to England, as lockdown rules differ in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Here's our round-up of what pubs will look like when they reopen with table service and sneeze screens in place.

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