Let’s go outdoors: Skegness visitors enjoy the great outdoors after months in lockdown
Pubs and cafes have had their first chance in months to really show off the hard work they have put into making their places safe and welcoming.
As the parking lots filled up, the waterfront was bustling with families and groups taking a break for drinks and something to eat.
Visit Lincs Coast (BID) said it was good to see visitors coming back. “The resorts were very busy and people seemed very positive and happy to have some freedom,” said BID Director Nicola McGarry.
A visiting group from Chesterfield who were sitting having drinks at the Wolfies Wine Bar told The Standard that they really enjoyed being able to take a walk and have a drink with friends.
Outside at the Lumley Hotel there was music and staff to make sure guests were socially removed.
The Churchills Wine & Sports Bar had made the most of its covered outdoor space and also had tables stretching out on the edge of the grass.
Fish and chips were also a good business. The Trawlers Catch entertained customers outside with a new display where pirates talk and move and cannons fire with real smoke.
“Visitors really love it – you wouldn’t believe how many positive comments we’ve had,” said owner Taj Bola.
In Winthorpe, visitors were delighted to see the bustle of The View Café’s sheltered outdoor service area, with a “ Welcome back ” entrance and a take-out order hatch leading to the promenade for its “ food. de rue ”, its snacks and drinks.
With just two weeks to go until the next holiday, signs certainly look good for a busy season ahead.