IT looks like the investment is paying off for local pubs which have decided to open outdoor only.

Many of them have had to invest heavily.

Here’s the Red Lion at Willingdon: “We are serving food until 8pm Sunday… and we have a couple of evening tables available!

“Our heated booths are booked every 2 hours and are pretty much fully booked every weekend until the second week in May.

Don’t miss out on your Red Lion get together and get yours booked in for May!”