Will pubs close? Bars to make major decision over closing time as country mourns death of the Queen | The Sun

MILLIONS of Brits will be able to raise a glass to the Queen in their local pubs over the coming days.

Most boozers are expected to remain open during the national period of mourning following Her Majesty's death.

There is no obligation for venues to close over the next 10 days, with the final decision down to individual businesses.

While some may to choose to shut as a mark of respect, most across the UK are expected to operate as normal.

On the Isle of Man however, all pubs will be closed for 24 hours from the morning of September 9 until their standard opening times on the next day.

The main day establishments may wish to shutter up is on the day of the Queen's funeral.


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This is expected to take place on September 19, though this has not yet been confirmed.

But ultimately it is understood that many will remain open, even on this day, so Brits can gather to remember the monarch.

The British Beer & Pub Association said: "In the coming days we will work with our nation's pubs and brewers to pay respect in communities across the country."

The same rules for operating during the period of mourning apply to shops, so most outlets will remain open.

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And schools have been ordered to continue class as normal over the next 10 days.

Some disruption to sporting events is expected though, with cricket matches and horse racing already called off.

And TV scheduling will see some major changes, with comedy programmes scrapped.

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