Brave Brits were photographed enjoying a pint or two over the May bank holiday weekend – despite hostile weather conditions including torrential rain and powerful winds on the coldest May Day on record.
Yes, despite weather conditions even the most optimistic of punters would struggle to describe as “cheery” Brits still managed to enjoy a tipple in the great outdoors this bank holiday weekend.
Ahead of the weekend, the Met Office had predicted “changeable” weather.
Brave pub-goers were seen sheltering under umbrellas and outdoor heaters as they refused to let torrential rain dampen their spirits – the novelty of outdoor dining still fresh and undimmed.
See below our roundup of a wet and windy bank holiday in pictures:
— Josh Sewell (@__JoshSewell) May 3, 2021
The Tollbooth in Glasgow pulling out all the stops with its beer garden. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ukMAfR58rg
— Davy 🏴 (@gowdavy) April 27, 2021
Sitting in a beer garden, -2 wind chill, surely only the British would do this!! Or is it just me? pic.twitter.com/2HvYtVwdJo
— Terry (@Terry95057445) May 3, 2021
The authentic Scottish beer garden experience… pic.twitter.com/W9aFd7gPKK
— David Low (@daviddlow) May 1, 2021
Did you brave the great outdoors for a drink or two this bank holiday weekend? We’d love to see your pictures. Let us know in the comments.
More to the point, hats off to these brave punters for supporting their local. We have investigated the true costs of reopening hospitality, factoring in everything from outdoor heater theft to the costly refitting of premises to adhere to guidelines. The resulting costs make foe eye-opening viewing. You can read the full story here.