ANOTHER Wetherspoons pub in Dorset will open its doors next week as the easing of lockdown continues.

The Man in the Wall in West Borough, Wimborne is one of 44 more pubs in England to open for outdoor service from Monday April 26.

The Moon in the Square in Bournemouth, The Blackwater Stream in Broadstone and the Lord Wimborne and The Quay in Poole have been open since April 12.

Wetherspoons will also go ahead with opening 60 of its pubs in Scotland and 32 in Wales next week and three pubs in Northern Ireland on April 30.

It will result in 533 of the company’s 871 pubs being open.

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From April 26 all Wetherspoon pubs, including those that opened on April 12, will be extending their opening times for an extra hour each day.

Customers will be able to enter the pubs to gain access to the outside area and also to use toilets.

Wetherspoons chief executive John Hutson said: "We are looking forward to opening the extra pubs in England as well as those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"We look forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs."