Managers of a Jericho pub say they are excited about the prospect of reopening but will not be ready to reopen until July 21.

We asked readers which pubs in Oxfordshire they were looking forward to visiting when lockdown eases and The Old Bookbinders Ale House in Victor Street was among those which got a mention.

Now we want more of you to nominate your favourite pubs and landlords and pub managers can get involved too.

Oxford Mail:

Pubs and restaurants across Oxfordshire are being allowed to reopen on July 4 after facing three months with little income due to coronavirus restrictions imposed in March.

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Manager Josh Mullett-Sadones has been staying in touch with his regulars during the coronavirus lockdown by hosting charity pub quizzes via the pub’s Facebook page.

He said the pub would not be opening until 5pm on Tuesday, July 21 due to 'staff restrictions'.

Following the announcement from Boris Johnson that the hospitality sector is to be allowed to reopen from Saturday, Mr Mullett-Sadones told drinkers: “It’s wonderful news that pubs and bars are allowed to open from July 4 - that is very exciting.

Oxford Mail:

“A little extra notice would have been nice because we are not quite there yet.

“We are now figuring out how it will work - we are finalising these plans at the moment - there are lots of factors that need to be taken into account - the safety of our staff and customers is paramount.”

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He added that some of his staff lived abroad and had returned home for lockdown and they needed time to return to work.

Oxford Mail:

While many drinkers are keen to get back to their locals, they could find it’s not as simple as before to buy a pint.

There will be social distancing measures in place and drinkers could be asked to register their details so they could be contacted in the future if necessary to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The Prime Minister said last week: “All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service, and our guidance will encourage minimal staff and customer contact.

Oxford Mail:

"We will ask businesses to help the NHS Test and Trace respond to any local outbreak by collecting contact details from customers as happens in other countries, and we will work with the sector to make this manageable.”

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One resident who is looking forward to returning to the Old Bookbinders is Jules Gribben. She said she would be happy to register if necessary and it would not put her off.

Before lockdown, the pub won good reviews on TripAdvisor for its French-style cuisine.

Oxford Mail:

Oxford CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) spokesman Dave Richardson said: “Pubs will want to reopen as soon as possible but some might not be ready by July 4.”