PUBS across the UK are set to reopen this weekend with the government easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Although the pubs are able to serve punters once again, various restrictions remain in place regarding social distancing.

Pubs will be using 'contact tracing', meaning they will take the contact details of visitors on entry.

These details will be kept for 28 days so that the pub can contact the visitors in the event of someone having Covid-19 at the venue.

Although all the pubs in town are following their own interpretation of the new rules, most are following a basic guidelines, including restriction service from the bar and introducing table service, booking in advance and implementing social distancing between tables.

In Whitchurch, the Bull's Head will open at 12noon on July 4, with a number of restrictions in place.

They outlined their plans on social media, saying: "Although we will welcome walk-in's at any time, we are recommending that you book a table to avoid disappointment as we are restricted to the number of people that we can accommodate.

"A number of restrictions have had to be put in place, we are committed to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible during these difficult times.

"Our menu has been reduced very slightly to enable safe distancing in the kitchen, we are confident that you will not be disappointed."

Meanwhile the the Old Town Hall Vaults has implemented a one-way system.

Posting on social media, they said: "A one way system will be in place, please use the front door for entry and the back gate to exit.

"There may be a queue so please remember to social distance.

"A track and trace log will be in use. Please give your name, address and contact number on entry.

"This applies to every person entering the premises. All data will be destroyed after 21 days.

"You will be shown to a table and your order will then be taken. No gathering at the bar or bar service allowed.

"There will be service points for you to collect drinks/snacks, there will also be a collection point for you to place your empty glasses.

"Social distancing is paramount and we would appreciate it if you adhere to the temporary measures in place."

The Cock and Greyhound say they will operate on a first-come first-served basis.

They said: "We would ask that you only contact us to book a table if you are wanting to dine

"If you are having drinks only this will operate on a first-come first-served basis

"As dining tables will be limited, when you book a table for food you will be given a 'turnaround time'.

"This is an expected time allowance for dining depending on your size of party.

"This will allow us to re-book the table for another party at a later time and keep track of capacity numbers."

The Wheatsheaf will also be operating a one-way system.

"We will have a one-way system in place and will have to restrict numbers but we can also use the beer garden and even with restrictions we can fit in a good number of people," they said in a post.

"Due to distancing rules we will have to restrict numbers so it's advisable to reserve a table, even if only for drinks."

The Watergate has also implemented various restrictions, which they revealed online.

These include a a one way system, no standing at the bar, full table service, no vertical drinking inside and a table booking system.