The Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday, June 23, that pubs can reopen from Saturday, July 4.
As we wait for re-opening, here are 15 Hartlepool watering holes that we are most looking forward to going back to.
Which are your favourites that we have missed?
1. The Ward Jackson
This popular Wetherspoons pub in Church Square is a firm town favourite with drinkers and diners. Picture: Google
2. Park Inn
The Park Inn in Park Road had just undergone a sizeable refurbishment when lockdown struck in March. Picture: Google
3. King John's Tavern
King John's Tavern and its beer garden has been a firm fixture of Hartlepool town centre for years.
4. The 9 Anchors
One of Hartlepool's smallest and most distinctive pubs - The 9 Anchors at Seaton Carew. Picture by FRANK REID
Photo: Frank Reid