Cheers to the King! Pubs, clubs and bars are allowed to stay open until the early hours during the coronation weekend
- During the coronation weekend, pubs, clubs and bars open until the early hours
- Locations in England and Wales can continue to serve for an additional two hours
Pubs, clubs and bars are allowed to stay open until the early hours during the coronation weekend.
Locations in England and Wales will continue to serve customers for an additional two hours between Friday, May 5 and Sunday, May 7 to celebrate the King’s coronation.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman will extend licensing hours from the normal 11pm to 1am so people can “enjoy an extra pint or two.”
The move was backed by a leading body in the hospitality sector and by 77% of the public who took part in a month-long consultation.
Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows Ms Braverman to order Parliament on Monday to allow buildings to remain open longer to mark occasions of exceptional importance.
Around 2,000 people are invited to the high-profile May event where the King and Queen Consort will be crowned
Mrs Braverman said: ‘The coronation of His Majesty the King will be a momentous occasion worthy of special celebration.
‘That is why I am extending the license hours during this historic Coronation weekend.
“People across the country can enjoy an extra pint or two in the evenings, while families and friends can gather to wish His Majesty the King a long and happy reign.”
Emma McClarkin OBE, chief executive officer of the British Beer and Pub Association, said: ‘This is a timely boost for the pub industry.
“In the midst of an acutely challenging period, I am sure our pubs will celebrate this joyous occasion by organizing special events and celebrations as part of national celebrations.
“Announcing extended opening hours will help us all mark this important event.
‘It’s certainly a time for community and celebration, and the great British pub is always at the heart of both, so I’d encourage everyone to go to their locals and raise a toast to His Majesty on Coronation weekend. ‘