BRITONS are expected to spend £210million at pubs this weekend following the coronavirus lockdown.
After three months since the lockdown was imposed on March 23, people across the country will be able to visit bars and pubs again on July 4. But some landlords will remain closed due to staffing costs and thanks to off-sales that produce good earnings.
Experts estimated 6.5 million people will flock to pubs, compared to some five million on a typical July weekend.
Each person on average will buy an extra 2.1 pints of beer or 1.9 glasses of wine, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
It added that over a third of adults will go to a pub in the first week in spite of the current risk of catching coronavirus.