Resident DJ nights off the table at Brewery Tap as new restrictions kick in

The pub will remain open for food and drink, offering table service to keep to new legislation. From Thursday, September 24, the venue will close at 10pm.

Writing on social media, the pub said: “Rest assured all our staff will be wearing masks/visors and customers must wear masks on entry to the venue, these may be removed once seated. We thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.”

The Saturday night DJ events only started up again at the beginning of the month, with the first session with DJ Rick Allen on September 5.

Paul Hook, owner of The Brewery Tap and other venues in the city, spoke to Peterborough Matters about the new restrictions: “I do want to question the validity of this rule. How is it different to going out for a meal at 7 or 8 or 9pm? I feel it’s an unnecessary restriction on our industry that’s already under pressure. 

“I do understand that there might be some venues where people can get more social as the night goes on. But it’s not fair to paint the whole industry with the same brush. 

“At the Brewery Tap, we introduced late nights only a few weeks ago. People were staying in for a drink and listening to some music, with all the social distancing measures in place as we take everyone’s safety as a priority. But this will now have to stop unfortunately and have to wrap up the venue before 10pm.”

Peterborough Matters

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