AN AWARD-winning Bournemouth pub is set to open next week for the first since the coronavirus lockdown.

A pint has not been poured at Goat and Tricycle for months while other venues in the town have welcomed customers back.

In late June, the pub, which is owned by independent brewery Wadworth, announced on Facebook that “Wadworth have no plans to open this pub for the foreseeable future”.

At the time Wadworth said it was implementing a phased opening of its pubs.

However, both the venue and the brewery have now confirmed plans to get punters back through the doors.

In a post on Facebook on Thursday, the pub said: "We may be closed now but wait! Great news! We are reopening on Friday, September 18, at midday.

"We hope to see you soon, socially-distanced of course!"

The pub, located near Bournemouth’s Triangle in West Hill Road, has won a string of awards, including accolades from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.