PUBS and restaurants have been serving customers indoors this week for the first time in months, giving Bracknell Forest venues without beer gardens a much-needed boost in custom.

Some pubs may have had a relatively slow start as they welcomed punters inside - for the first time in at least four months, while others saw large numbers turning out through the day and into the evening as people finished work.

Some venues have been fully booked since reopening in the last round of lockdown easing but now with them having greater capacity, you may be more likely to bag a spot at your favourite bar or restaurant

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Everywhere should be doing table service and abide by the rule of six indoors. But what about those doing walk-ins?

Here are five pubs in Bracknell Forest where you don't need to have a booking:

The Cricketer's Warfield

The fully refurbished pub is a popular country pub with a restaurant area and a large beer garden, which has an outdoor covering.

Generally, it is not required to book a table and walk-ins are welcome but you can secure a seat through Opentable.

The Cricketers is also on the lookout for back of house staff. Get in touch by emailing'

The Golden Retriever 

This dog-friendly pub 'oozing with rural charm and rustic character' has reassured punters that there is no need to worry about finding a table if you haven't booked.

The Stag and Hounds, Binfield

Customers are being told to 'leave the blankets at home' and enjoy a drink inside the warm cosy Stag and Hounds pub.

Walk-ins are accepted at this current time with no need to book.

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The pub said: "YES! FINALLY! You can walk through our doors and dine inside. So come on in and make yourselves at home."

The Royal Oak

This warm and welcoming pub has made it clear that they're not taking bookings and will be operating on a first-come-first-served basis.

They have also outlined Covid protocols to ensure punters are safe when inside. The marquee is also staying up and it will be used as an event space.

Market Inn

Another pub offering walk-ins is the Market Inn in Bracknell town entre. The pub is open 10am till 11pm, serving food 10am till 10pm. You can also guarantee a table by booking online.

There is also 2-4-2 on cocktails all day!