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No loitering at the bar: Changes to expect in NI's post-Covid pubs

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Establishments likely to fare best on the resumption of service are larger pubs and those with outdoor space or beer gardens.  (stock photo)

Establishments likely to fare best on the resumption of service are larger pubs and those with outdoor space or beer gardens. (stock photo)

Pedro Donald of Sunflower Bar

Pedro Donald of Sunflower Bar

Establishments likely to fare best on the resumption of service are larger pubs and those with outdoor space or beer gardens. (stock photo)

More expensive pints, small clusters of people at tables spaced apart, no sitting or standing for any length of time at the bar, and no live music or dancing - this is likely to be the experience for some months once the pubs reopen, according to those in the industry.

Establishments likely to fare best on the resumption of service are larger pubs and those with outdoor space or beer gardens.

Social distancing will mean fewer punters on the premises, and that could mean price hikes.