May 17: Which pubs are reopening in North Somerset?

Jenny Box,Tom Stephen and their son Stan from The Old Inn pub, are doing food deliveries to villager

Jenny Box, Tom Stephen and their son Stan from The Old Inn pub, served food deliveries to villagers in Congresbury during the first lockdown. - Credit: Archant

Public houses across North Somerset are preparing to open up to drinkers once again as lockdown restrictions ease in May.

The next relaxation of Government lockdown restrictions is stage three, which comes into effect on May 17. Under these restrictions, pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors instead of solely outdoors. 

The Times has spoken to several pubs across the patch which will be serving food and drink indoors again.

The Salthouse, Clevedon.

The pub will reopen on May 17, in line with Government guidelines. It is taking table bookings through messaging its Facebook page. 

A Salthouse spokesman said: "We have been getting so many calls and people popping in to enquire when we are opening and the answer is 'May 17 and we absolutely cannot wait.

"We decided it was too cold and unpredictable at this time of year for our staff and customers to be outside. Also, two-hour slots would be extremely difficult to manage. 

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"We are counting the days to see you all again."

The Windmill Inn, Portishead.

The Fullers-owned pub will reopen indoors from May 17. Bookings can be placed on its website at

The Nore Road watering hole has been open to al fresco diners since April 28 and its beer garden offers stunning views over the Severn Estuary .

Hall and Woodhouse, Portishead.

The Badger Brewery-owned pub opened its outdoor area on April 29. Tables until May 20 will be available strictly for walk-ins, but advanced bookings can be made for a later date online. 

The Marina pub will open indoors again on May 20.

Old Inn, Congresbury.

The village watering hole will reopen to customers on May 19. The pub ran a takeaway meal service for six months during lockdowns. 

The Old Inn, in Paul's Causeway, will reopen at noon on May 19 as bar only and will keep the restaurant closed for the first week. The restaurant will be reopening on May 26 and 27 and from noon to 2pm then 5-8pm. Times of noon to 2pm and 5-9pm will be in place on May 28 and 29, followed by noon to 3pm on May 30.

Staff will be taking bookings for the restaurant only, all other tables are going to be first-come-first-served.

Mark Ashman launching his Micro Pub off Nailsea High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mark Ashman of Nailsea Micropub in Nailsea High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Nailsea Micropub, Nailsea.

The town centre micropub has been open to al fresco drinkers since April. The micropub is open from 3-9pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

Outdoor seating booking is not required and there are also takeaway growler options. During the May bank holiday weekend the High Street watering hole will be open from noon to 10pm on May 30, June 1 and June 3, while on June 2 hours of noon to 7pm will be in operation.

The Princes Motto, Barrow Gurney.

The pub and village shop reopened its large beer garden in April and has a large menu of traditional pub grub for customers to enjoy. 

The Priory, Portbury.

The Priory will reopen on May 17. Bookings can be made online at


The Bristol Inn, Clevedon.

Its recently-refurbished outdoor space has been open to drinkers since April. 

The Chapel Hill public house has been serving roast dinners, pizzas and other tasty treats and will continue once it reopens indoors to customers.

Failand Inn, Failand.

The rural public house has been open from noon to 2.30pm and 5-10.30pm every day for drinks and 12-2.30pm and 5- 8.30pm for meals.

The Blue Flame Inn, Nailsea.

The pub will reopen in May but a definite date has yet to be confirmed. Staff have been busy redecorating the interior in time for reopening.

The Moorend Spout, Nailsea.

Like the Blue Flame, the Moorend Spout will reopen in May at a time yet to be confirmed. Staff have prepared the beer garden to welcome customers back and will continue to serve takeaway meals, which can be ordered online at

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