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Rotherhithe boozer confirms April reopening but you only get 2 hours

The Blacksmiths Arms on Rotherhithe Street will be opening its outdoor areas from April 12 but bookings are only for two hours, writes Simon Throssell…

Manager Stephanie contacted the News after reading about The Angel, who are having to open takeaway only due to a lack of appropriate outdoor space.

Stephanie said: “We will be open on Monday 12th April from 4 PM for drinks and dinner in our back garden or outside the front.

“Monday 17th May will be opening indoors too.”

She added: “Hopefully this will be the last lockdown for us.”

The Blacksmiths Arms has a history of famous punters including Horatio Nelson as well as the Queen Mother, who chatted to the locals and even poured her own pint of ale in 1988.

The beer garden

The garden sports a selection of hanging baskets and floor plants plus an array of fairy lights.

Inside the pub still maintains the original fittings and styles of an old century pub including not being able to get any phone signal.

All bookings can be made online and will be two hours only to help accommodate all customers.

If you run a small pub or bar in Southwark, let us know your plans:

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