A SALTCOATS pub has built a giant beer garden to make sure it’s all set to open next month.

The Four Seasons in Green Street spent just four days erecting the beer garden at its back door in preparation for the easing of lockdown restrictions and the hospitality industry opening on April 26.

Owner Andy Gibson told the Herald the pub had been granted a temporary licence for a beer garden and said his staff was looking forward to opening.

He said: “It has taken some planning but we are happy with the way the garden is looking.

“Everyone has worked hard and it will be good

to welcome our regulars back to the pub. It’s a community here and the staff can’t wait to get back behind the bar.

“It has been hard for the hospitality industry and we can’t wait to open our doors again.”

From April 26, pubs and restaurants will be able to serve people outdoors in groups of up to six from three households until 10pm.

Alcohol will be allowed and there will be no requirement for food to be served.

There could be limited indoor opening of hospitality from April 26 too.

This will be limited initially to the service of food and non-alcoholic drinks until 8pm, and for groups of up to four people from no more than two households.

From May 17, in the route path out of lockdown, pubs and restaurants will be able to open until 10pm indoors, alcohol permitted and 10pm outdoors, alcohol permitted.

From that date cinemas, amusement arcades, and bingo halls can open.

And from June up to eight people from three households can socialise outdoors, eight 12-17 year olds can meet socially from eight households outdoors and hospitality can remain open until 11pm.