WETHERSPOONS is famous for its cheap beer and pub-grub so it's no wonder people are itching to get back as lockdown eases.

The bargain pub chain is set to reopen its beer gardens, rooftop terraces and patios from 12 April.

More than 390 of its pubs in England will reopen during the second stage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'roadmap' out of lockdown. 

The pubs will be open from 9am to 9pm from Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, although some will have restrictions on closing times.

They will offer a slightly reduced menu, with food available from 9am to 8pm seven days a week.

Customers will be able to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, and staff will be able to take orders and payment at the table.

Wetherspoon is to open beer gardens, rooftop gardens and patios at 394 of its pubs in England when the lockdown continues to ease from April 12.

Customers will be able to enter the pubs to gain access to the outside areas and use toilets, while test and trace will be in operation and hand sanitisers will be available.

Terri Balloni, pub manager at The Moon in the Square, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back after a long time away.”

Pubs and restaurants in England will be able to serve customers outdoors from April 12 as part of the road map out of the lockdown which has devastated the hospitality sector.

Which Wetherspoons are opening in Dorset?

If you are desperate to get back to your local Wetherspoons and enjoy a cold pint, here is every Dorset branch with a beer garden opening on 12 April.

Four pubs in the area are to open their beer gardens from Monday April 12. 

The Moon in the Square (roof garden) in Exeter Road, Bournemouth

The Blackwater Stream in Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone

The Lord Wimborne in Lagland Street, Poole

The Quay (patio) in The Quay, Poole

The Royal Oak pub, in High West Street, Dorchester