Paul Foot, landlord at the Horseshoe Inn, Kilmichael Glassary
‘We’ve been closed for so long now, we will take any opening, with any restrictions.
‘That doesn’t mean we don’t share frustrations at some of the ludicrous legislation, but we will just have to grin and bear it.
‘That said, we are very optimistic and are taking bookings already.
‘Like many, we have spent our time in lockdown preparing and working hard to get the pub as welcoming and attractive for our customers as we can.
‘We’ve spent a lot of money on all areas making improvements, especially the outside to create a premium al fresco experience, as we certainly need it now.
‘I think the outdoor experience will remain popular and is a must in order for businesses like ours to thrive.’