WITH the May Bank Holiday upon us and for most of you trying to get out of the house for a nice meal or fresh air, we've found five pubs in our patch that may suit you.

Whether it's for weekend dining or just for a pint, these are just some of the options available to you.

Obviously, Covid-19 restrictions are still playing a huge part in hospitality reopening, so you will need to check with the pubs and beer gardens direct where possible.

Obviously this is a selection of options – check your nearest pubs for their own plans over the weekend.

The Willeymoor Lock Tavern

Whitchurch Herald:

Based off the A49 outside Whitchurch, the popular Tavern is currently only open for weekends on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

But with its canalside location, which provides extensive views, and an array of beers, it may be worth the hassle of trying to book in.

One Tripadvisor user said: "What a lovely gem of a pub, hidden out the way on a tranquil canal, staff are so friendly and accommodating, will bend over backwards to help.

"Highly recommended."

For more head to www.willeymoorlock.co.uk/

White Lion, Ash

Whitchurch Herald:

This community-owned asset pub has been open since lockdown restrictions eased on April 12 and its also offering food to those who wish to make the trip out to Ash.

Saved from closure in 2018, there is food available from Wednesday to Sunday.

One Tripadvisor commenter said: "Such a lovely setting, great food and attentive staff, great table service and choice of drinks, the new sheds looking into the beer garden are a lovely new feature – I’ll definitely be returning."

For more head to https://whitelionash.co.uk/

Bull and Dog, Coton

Whitchurch Herald:

On the road from Whitchurch to Wem, the Dog and Bull is perfect for those who fancy a drive and some food but making their – sensibly – back home.

The work put in by the owners to ensure people feel safe and secure, did not go unnoticed by this Trip Advisor comment.

It said: "In these difficult times, it is awesome that our local is adapting so well to continue to serve outstanding food and drinks. Having complete confidence in them is reassuring to all."

To find out more, head to www.thebullanddog.co.uk/

The Sun Inn, Welshampton

Whitchurch Herald:

Based on the A495, the Sun Inn benefits from a beer garden that can host people with enough space for social distancing and can still be a relaxing time.

In normal times, the pub also has a lovely country pile feeling going on, and will be well worth a revisit once indoor dinging and drinking is allowed.

According to one Trip Advisor user: "Myself and my husband enjoyed a lovely drink in the beer garden.

"Everyone was socially distanced on tables in the garden and it was lovely to be out and about again. We decided to stay for food and it was amazing."

For more head to, http://www.thesuninn.net/

The Boathouse, Ellesmere

Whitchurch Herald:

To be honest, there's not many better views and environments for a anything ranging from a quiet pint to a full meal.

While The Boathouse delayed its Covid reopening a by a few days, it is open and ready to go for dining.

According to Trip Advisor, one commenter said: "Booked lunch on planned day trip to Ellesmere. Lovely restaurant, very friendly and professional staff, excellent Covid precautions, great menu."

For more head to, https://ellesmereboathouse.co.uk/