Greene King confirms plans to reopen Bedford's George & Dragon pub outdoors in time for bank holiday

And The Blackbirds in Flitwick will follow suit too

By Clare Turner
Monday, 26th April 2021, 5:24 pm

Greene King will reopen a further two of its managed pubs outdoors from Thursday (April 29) ahead of the bank holiday.

Customers are able to book a garden table online at the George & Dragon in Bedford's Mill Street and The Blackbirds in the High Street, Flitwick - although people are also welcome to visit the pub outdoors without an advance booking.

Following the announcement to reopen more pubs outside in England ahead of the bank holiday, Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie said: “We are really pleased to be able to reopen further pubs outdoors and welcome back more our customers in time for the bank holiday weekend.

The George & Dragon in Mill Street, Bedford

“Sadly, we are still not able to open a larger amount of our estate in April, but we know the vital role pubs play in communities and feel it’s important to open as many as we can to help people get back together once again.

“We are still looking forward to Monday, May 17 when we will be able to open many more of our pubs, and the all-important return to normality in June when the restrictions are fully removed, and we can start to rebuild our businesses. Until then, we hope for good weather for the bank holiday and onwards.”

To guarantee your place, book from 2pm tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27).

The Blackbirds in the High Street, Flitwick