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More pubs and bars opening in the city centre on July 4

Peterborough nightlife may be revived as of July 4 with many pubs and bars opening in the city centre – all while adhering to social distancing measures.
The Queen's Head will be reopening on July 4 (photo: John Baker)

As lockdown begins to ease and social distancing measures starts to drop from 2m to 1m when essential, pubs and bars have been given the go-ahead to open. 

Although nightclubs still need to remain closed, popular locations in Peterborough will be reopening and welcoming customers back in for drinks – with nightclub Embassy only opening their cocktail bar. 

So what is opening in the city centre on July 4? The following have confirmed they will be allowing customers back in. 

The Queen's Head

The popular pub will be back on July 4 but changes will be put in place before they allow their customers back in. 

They said: "We're sure you've all seen the news but we are so excited to announce that the Queen's Head will be open again on July 4. 

"There will be a few changes such as online booking systems and other measures put in place to make sure we're being as safe as possible. So watch this space for more info and make sure you get your table booked for our relaunch celebrations!"

The Drapers Arms and The College Arms

Wetherspoon's pubs will be reopening across the country on July 4, including The Drapers Arms and The College Arms, which both have new beer gardens. 

Sir Henry Royce

Sir Henry Royce have already started preparations to open their doors on July 4.

They shared on their social media: "After much work behind the scenes… we are ready to welcome you back!

"Some things may look a little different, but your favourites will still be here to enjoy."


Their renovation project over the winter months saw them transform into a cocktail bar on the bottom floor, with a re-brand from Edwards to Embassy. 

Red Room and Flares will not be making a return just yet, as night clubs are still deemed unsafe, but they are able to implement social distancing inside Embassy.

They said: "After much work behind the scenes to ensure you can party safely, we are now ready to open our doors on July 4th!

"Our team have made some important changes to ensure you can enjoy your time with us safely.

"These changes include new safe distancing measures, strict venue cleaning rules and a new order & pay app."