Hundreds of people queue outside pub to enjoy first post-lockdown pint

Hundreds of revellers who queued to get into a pub that opened at 12.01am today (Mon) were turned away after it reached capacity in just 30 minutes. Pictures show huge lines of people stretching around the block outside The Oak Inn in Coventry city centre as eager punters rushed to grab a post lockdown pint. Around 500 people turned out in freezing conditions to celebrate restrictions being lifted but only half were able to get in as the pub filled up in half an hour. The popular boozer ended up taking 50 per cent more than it would do on a normal night - despite only serving between midnight and 5.30am. Filmed on 12th April 2021