STOURBRIDGE pubgoers will be able to return to their locals this weekend for the first time since March when the coronavirus lockdown began.

Pubs can re-open their doors from tomorrow (Saturday July 4) after the government gave the go-ahead for bars and restaurants to get back up and running - as long as they have social distancing measures in place to help prevnt the spread of COVID-19.

Many pubs have confirmed they are re-opening at the earliest opportunity, from Saturday July 4, while others are taking a little longer to plan how they will manage to keep staff and customers one metre apart.

The Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of CAMRA and Dudley and South Staffordshire CAMRA have helped us to compile lists of pubs set to re-open their doors and the known opening dates.

Steve Pratt, spokesman for the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of CAMRA, said he hopes to "visit a pub or two this weekend" but he will be sure to make sure he has a table booked or go at a quieter time and he urged all pubgoers venturing back to the bar to ensure they "abide by whatever procedures each pub may have in place for entering, leaving, accessing the bar, being served, accessing toilets etc" and he said: "Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing and stay safe."

Pubs expected to re-open in the Stourbridge area on Saturday include:

All Wetherspoons pubs including The Chequers in Stourbridge

All Black Country Ales pubs including The Queens Head and Seven Stars in Stourbridge

The Mitre in Stourbridge 

The Duke William in Stourbridge (open as a pub - no take outs)

Red House Boutique in Stourbridge (table booking recommended)

The Dog House Micro Pub in Stourbridge

Old White Horse in Stourbridge

Foley Arms at Pedmore

Old Cat at Wordsley

The Foresters Arms in Wollaston (garden area from 1pm)

The Plough in Wollaston (from 3pm)

The Britannia Sports Bar in Wollaston

The Gigmill Pub at Norton

The Cross at Oldswinford

Beat Brewery Taproom in Lye (2pm to 5pm)

Windsor Castle in Lye (outside drinks service only)

The Shovel in Lye (table booking recommended)

The Old Wharf Inn in Stourbridge (table booking recommended)

The Longlands Tavern (table booking recommended)

The Bird In Hand at Wordsley

The Glasscutters at Wordsley

The Lawnswood at Wordsley

The Queens Head at Wordsley

The Rose & Crown at Wordsley

Church Tavern in Quarry Bank

The Bell & Cross at Clent

The Vine at Clent

The Talbot in Belbroughton

The Cottage in Kingswinford

The Swan in Kingswinford

Wall Heath Tavern in Wall Heath

The Cross Inn in Kinver

Kinver Constitutional Club in Kinver

The Manor House of Whittington near Kinver

The Olde White Harte in Kinver (kitchen closed)

The Royal Exchange in Kinver

The Fox at Stourton

The Cat Inn at Enville

Six Ashes Inn at Bobbington

The Dudley Arms at Himley

The Green Man Inn at Swindon

Hinksford Arms at Hinksford

Open for take-outs only:

Waggon & Horses in Stourbridge

Reopening Sunday July 5:

The Plough & Harrow in Stourbridge

Roe Deer at Lawnswood, Wordsley

Reopening Monday July 6:

Corn Exchange at Brierley Hill

The Crabmill at Oldswinford

Holdens pubs (reopening on various dates from July 6)

The Park Tavern in Kingswinford

The Vine at Kinver

Himley House Hotel at Himley

Reopening Monday July 13:

All Bathams Pubs including The Royal Exchange in Stourbridge, The Bird in Hand in Oldswinford, The New Inn at Wordsley, The Plough & Harrow in Kinver

If your pub is re-opening on Saturday or soon and not featured in this list email