The BBPA has welcomed the Government’s decision to consult on extended pub hours for the Royal wedding on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th May, until 1am the following morning. The BBPA had written to the Home Office requesting the move as soon as the wedding date was first announced.
Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, Brigid Simmonds, said:
“This is great news for pubs and pub-goers and shows the government has listened to our calls to put pubs at the heart of the Royal Wedding celebrations.
“Visitors see the Great British pub as a cultural icon, almost as much as the Royal Family. Extended hours would give a £10million boost to the trade and make the most of the expected increase in tourism.”