Cheers! Pubgoers brave the cold as outside hospitality returns
- Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
Eager pubgoers have returned to their favourite Suffolk locals - despite temperatures falling below zero in some areas tonight.
Temperatures in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich have ranged from highs of 9C to lows of -1C as pubs, restaurants and cafés welcome back customers outdoors from April 12.
Owner of the Greyhound Pub in Ipswich, Dan Lightfoot, thinks customers are happy to just have somewhere to "have a good time".
Mr Lightfoot admitted that, even with some parabens and blankets in the pub garden: "It's going to be a little colder tonight.
"But we think people just want some sort of normality back."
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Ipswich's Steamboat Tavern owner Andy Barlow, who had full bookings, was a little more cautious with the return.
"We're easing our way back into it," he said.
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"I don't think it's sensible at the moment to push for a big return."
Layham's Marquis owner Steven O'Leary said he was also happy to welcome back customers.