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21 April 2021, 16:16 | Updated: 21 April 2021, 16:25
Pub chain JD Wetherspoons have announced plans to open a further 44 pubs in England.
Wetherspoons is set to open 44 more pubs with outdoor seating areas on Monday April 26.
Locations of pubs reopening on that date include London, Guildford, Ilkeston, Lincoln, Morecambe, Camborne, Driffield, Nottingham and Reading.
From next Monday, the open Wetherspoons pubs (including the 394 that reopened on April 12) will also be extending their opening times by one hour each day, reports the Mirror.
They will be open from 9am until 10pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 9am until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays (though some may close earlier due to individual restrictions).
The full list of Wetherspoons pubs reopening next Monday are as follows:
The chain will also reopen 60 branches in Scotland and 32 in Wales from that date.
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.
The move comes after the pub chain reopened 394 of its locations on April 12 when lockdown restrictions eased in England.
From this date, pubs have been allowed to welcome customers sat outdoors - whether in beer gardens, terraces or rooftops.
Wetherspoons owns 875 pubs in the UK, including 750 in England.
The remaining pubs without outdoor space are set to reopen in the next stage of lockdown-easing in England, which will take place on May 17 at the earliest.
If plans go ahead on that date, all pubs in England will be able to welcome customers indoors.