Three days of extended licensing hours in pubs to celebrate coronation

Three cheers to that! Pubs are set for extended licensing hours and will serve punters until 1am over three-day period celebrating King Charles’s historic coronation next year

  • Home Secretary announced extension for pubs, clubs and bars
  • It will apply from May 5 to May 7 across England and Wales
  • Mrs Braverman said Coronation ‘will see our great nation and the entire Commonwealth joined together in celebration’ 

Pubs will be able to stay open until 1am for three days to mark King Charles’s Coronation next year, under plans unveiled yesterday.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced plans to extend licensing hours from 11pm to 1am in pubs, clubs and bars over the Coronation bank holiday weekend.

The two-hour extension will apply from Friday, May 5, to Sunday, May 7, across England and Wales.

Group of friends drinking and toasting beer at restaurant (file photo)

Announcing a public consultation on the plans, Mrs Braverman said: ‘His Majesty the King’s Coronation will be a historic moment that will see our great nation and the entire Commonwealth joined together in celebration.

‘Our country, and in particular our hospitality industry, has faced many challenges in recent years and the King’s Coronation is an opportunity to give a boost to local businesses. Over the bank holiday weekend, we can raise a glass to our new monarch and, with our friends and families, wish him a long and successful reign.’

The Government has already announced that Monday, May 8 will be an additional bank holiday.

Announcing a public consultation on the plans, Home Secretary Suella Braverman said: ‘His Majesty the King’s Coronation will be a historic moment that will see our great nation and the entire Commonwealth joined together in celebration’

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