Sussex village pub ‘excited to get back to normal life’ as hospitality reopens inside

A Sussex landlord has said he is excited for the return of normal life ahead of pubs reopening indoors.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 11:50 am

Craig Vit, 55, said the Cricketers Arms in Wisborough Green is looking forward to seeing its patrons back inside as coronavirus restrictions are once again eased on Monday.

People will be allowed to mix inside in groups of up to six households among other relaxations allowing indoor hospitality to reopen.

Landlord Craig said: “It will make a hell of a difference. We’re all getting there now. Getting back to normal life.

Craig Vit, Landlord of the Cricketers Arms, Wisborough Green. Pic S Robards SR2105121 SUS-211205-124850001

“It’s going the right way now.”

The Cricketers Arms is set to hold a beer festival over the late May bank holiday weekend – announced on Sunday by Craig.

But he said it will feel odd to see customers inside the watering hole after so many months of restrictions.

Craig said: “It’s going to be a bit strange. It’s been so long that no one’s been in the pub – it’s going to be a weird one.”

He added that he is ‘definitely excited’ for the latest reopening but is already looking ahead to June 21 when the Government hopes to scrap all coronavirus restrictions.

Craig said: “June 21 is the date every pub in the county can’t wait for.

“We’re looking at a big opening party – welcome everyone back.”