MARSTON’S has confirmed 21 of its Worcestershire pubs are set to reopen on April 12 – including 12 in Worcester and five in Droitwich.

The national chain announced 70 per cent of its sites in England – more than 600 pubs – are being primed to welcome punters outdoors from April 12, subject to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted in line with the current timetable.

Here are the sites that will be ready to welcome you:


  • The Barn Owl, Warndon
  • The Prince of Wales, Warndon
  • Crown Powick, Powick
  • Blackpole, Blackpole Road
  • New Inn, Claines
  • Punchbowl, Ronkswood
  • Oak Apple, Spetchley Road
  • Eagle Vaults, Friar Street
  • Virgin Tavern, Tolladine Road
  • Kings Head, Sidbury
  • Blue Bell, Callow End
  • Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke


  • Pillar of Salt, Copcut Hill
  • Riflemans Arms, Station Street
  • Old Cock Inn, Friar Street
  • Red Lion, Falsam Pits
  • The Crown, Wychbold

Worcester News:

Ralph Findlay, CEO of Marston’s, said: “We are delighted we can reopen many of our pubs but we can’t wait until all our pubs can serve customers once again.

“The resilience of our pub managers and pub partners during this time has been admirable and we look forward to safely welcoming back guests and reuniting friends and family.”

Specific information on food offers, bookings and opening hours can be found on each individual pub’s website and social media channels.