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Coronavirus: pubs in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings serve final drinks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells them to close to stop the spread of illness




Pubs are serving people their final pints tonight (Friday, March 20) after being told to close by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

His announcement this evening means that pubs, bars, caf├ęs, theatres and leisure centres will all have to close until they are told otherwise. It follows the closure of all schools this afternoon.

Tonight, The King's Head in Stamford was busy with people enjoying a last drink before the closure. People were also in the town's Tobie Norris, although it wasn't as busy as a typical Friday evening.

The King's Head on its final night of being open before Boris Johnson brought in the pub closure to prevent the spread of coronavirus
The King's Head on its final night of being open before Boris Johnson brought in the pub closure to prevent the spread of coronavirus

The St Mary's Vaults pub opposite Stamford Arts Centre was closed at 6.15pm.

Katie Genever, landlady of The Bertie Arms pub in Uffington said she was upset to be closing the doors of the village pub that evening, but also relieved that a decision had been made.

How do you feel about the closure of pubs? E-mail suzanne.moon@iliffepublishing.co.uk

St Mary's Vaults in Stamford
St Mary's Vaults in Stamford

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Second Helpings, which aims to reduce food waste and feed people has asked that schools, pubs and cafes donate food to the charity. Find out more by clicking this link or calling George Hetherington on 07891 437914


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