Britons line up to buy takeaway alcohol as bars reopen over bank holiday ...

Sunseekers across the country have been treated to their first pint in weeks today as bars at spots and beaches throughout the UK opened up their bars to serve takeaway drinks for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Booze-starved Brits were seen queuing up patiently to get their hands on cold beverages at the Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar on Bournemouth beach, which was packed out with hundreds of sunbathers.

People also took advantage of relaxed social distancing measures in parks and green spaces, with crowds of people meeting up in commons across major cities for a sunny booze up.

Landlords up and down the UK launched takeaway services today, opening up their businesses for the first time in eight weeks in some cases, to capitalise on the long weekend, in which millions are expected to make leisure trips.

With balmy temperatures expected over the bank holiday weekend, including highs of 66F today and 77F on Monday, councils with responsibility for spots are warning people to stay away.

Following the easing of some lockdown measures last week, there are no restrictions on how far people can go to get to the countryside, National Parks and beaches in England. 

People also took advantage of relaxed social distancing measures in parks and green spaces, with crowds of people meeting up in commons such as Wandsworth today (pictured)

People also took advantage of relaxed social distancing measures in parks and green spaces, with crowds of people meeting up in commons such as Wandsworth today (pictured)

A group of friends enjoy several pints of beer outside Hot Rocks on Bournemouth beach, which was among the busiest beauty spots in the country today

A group of friends enjoy several pints of beer outside Hot Rocks on Bournemouth beach, which was among the busiest spots in the country today

One cyclist gets the drinks in for a group of friends at a pub near Wandsworth Common. Several pubs opened for the first time in eight weeks today to capitalise on Bank Holiday trade

One cyclist gets the drinks in for a group of friends at a pub near Wandsworth Common. Several pubs opened for the first time in eight weeks today to capitalise on Bank Holiday trade

Sunseekers gratefully cling on to their pints as they make their way down to Bournemouth beach from Hot Rocks, which served drinks from a serving hatch

A large group of people enjoy a drink on Wandsworth Common on what police said would be the busiest day of the year for them so far

A large group of people enjoy a drink on Wandsworth Common on what police said would be the busiest day of the year for them so far

Landlords up and down the UK launched takeaway services today, opening up their businesses for the first time in eight weeks in some cases, to capitalise on the long weekend, in which millions are expected to make leisure trips

Landlords up and down the UK launched takeaway services today, opening up their businesses for the first time in eight weeks in some cases, to capitalise on the long weekend, in which millions are expected to make leisure trips

Dozens of sunseekers and cyclists were pictured taking a break and enjoying a beer under trees at Wandsworth Common today

Dozens of sunseekers and cyclists were pictured taking a break and enjoying a beer under trees at Wandsworth Common today

The National Trust is urging people across England to stay close to home and explore local green spaces and countryside this weekend, as part of the collective effort to make easing of the lockdown work. 

Excited beer-lovers have taken to social media to share pictures of their freshly poured pints after they headed to their local for the first time since a nationwide lockdown saw bars shuttered on March 23.

One woman shared an image of her father chugging from a bottle of beer while holding another to social media, after the pair visited the British Oak in Tingley, West Yorkshire. She penned: 'I have actually just walked into a pub with my dad and got some beer to takeaway! Never been so excited.' 

Another pub-goer posted an image of her pint from The Island in Kensal Rise, London, while she sat outside on her balcony. She wrote: 'Day 4/7 of lockdown life: our local pub is now doing takeaway draught beer! This is the best news I’ve had in weeks. Thank you to @TheIslandNW10.'

The Prince N22, on Finsbury Road, London, has been selling alcohol through a hatch to thirsty patrons. One customer tweeted a picture of a barman wearing a face mask with the caption: 'Picking up some takeaway cider from our local pub.'

Visor-wearing barmen were pictured in London yesterday maintaining strict social distancing as they carried foamy pints to 'collection points' where they were then carried away by customers.

And the beer is set to keep flowing as temperatures are expected to hit 73F this weekend, before climbing to 78F on Monday. 

Friends and family were seen enjoying a drink during what was mainly a sunny afternoon in London today - despite a brief shower in Wandsworth (shown)

Friends and family were seen enjoying a drink during what was mainly a sunny afternoon in London today - despite a brief shower in Wandsworth (shown)

Three friends enjoy a beer on two on Wandsworth Common this afternoon, which saw one of its busiest days since lockdown began as people made the most of the Bank Holiday sunshine

Three friends enjoy a beer on two on Wandsworth Common this afternoon, which saw one of its busiest days since lockdown began as people made the most of the Bank Holiday sunshine

Booze-starved Brits were seen queuing up patiently to get their hands on cold beverages at the Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar on Bournemouth beach, which was packed out with hundreds of sunbathers

Booze-starved Brits were seen queuing up patiently to get their hands on cold beverages at the Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar on Bournemouth beach, which was packed out with hundreds of sunbathers

Takeaways have been allowed to remain open under the lockdown rules, but have been told to enforce robust social distancing

Takeaways have been allowed to remain open under the lockdown rules, but have been told to enforce robust social distancing

Two gentleman enjoy a nice cold beer to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend, which is expected to be warm and dry through until Monday

Two gentleman enjoy a nice cold beer to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend, which is expected to be warm and dry through until Monday

It was mostly sunny and warm in the capital today, but a brief shower did little to dissuade revellers from enjoying a drink on its green spaces

It was mostly sunny and warm in the capital today, but a brief shower did little to dissuade revellers from enjoying a drink on its green spaces 

Sunseekers across the country have been treated to their first pint in weeks today as bars at green spaces throughout the UK opened up their bars to serve takeaway drinks for the Bank Holiday weekend

Sunseekers across the country have been treated to their first pint in weeks today as bars at green spaces throughout the UK opened up their bars to serve takeaway drinks for the Bank Holiday weekend

The recent heatwave has pulled the public to packed parks, beaches and spots, where many settled down with drinks bought from nearby pubs.

Takeaways have been allowed to remain open under the lockdown rules, but have been told to enforce robust social distancing.

At the Althorp pub in Wandsworth, bar staff operating from a hatch are wearing face coverings and dropping drinks off at outdoor tables to avoid

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