All the places you can order a pint without a meal in tier 2 and the loophole MPs are set to close

There are ways to get a pint if you’re willing to go far enough (Image: Getty Images)

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People in England looking for a pint out of the house will be be able finally be able to head to the pub – in tier one and two.

And even in tier two the rules mean you'll need to be eating a 'substantial meal' in order to enjoy a drink.

Those in tier three are even more out of luck – with no pints in a pub on the cards before February.

But for those of you in tier two, there are other options for a swift one, if you're willing to go to some extra lengths.

Under the newly published Tiers laws – which MPs aeill vote on on Tuesday – a substantial meal  will not be required when you have a pint "where alcohol is being provided to a customer at a cinema, theatre, concert hall or sportsground.”

There has been some row over what constitutes a substantial meal
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And it could be even broader than that with customers at all ticketed events also able to order a drink and be served it, so long as they are seated.

It says that a drink can be "ordered by, and served to, a customer who has a ticket for an exhibition of a film, a performance or an event of training or competition at the venue, to consume in the area where the audience is seated to watch the exhibition, performance or event.”

That means sports fans taking advantage of new rules that will let up to 2000 fans into some venues in tier two areas can enjoy a pint.

The cheeky early morning pre-flight pint is doomed under the new regulations
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But as The Sun point out fans of Premier League and EFL football clubs won’t be able to enjoy a pint as booze is still banned at grounds under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol, etc) Act 1985.

Theatres and cinemas can seat up to 1000 people indoors or again up to half the venues seating limit.

Those venues in Tier 3 will have to remain closed.

But MPs are also set to close a loophole that existed under the previous tiered lockdown – dooming travellers hoping for a pre-flight pint.

The rule change will mean that alcohol can no longer be served in terminals between 11pm and 5am.

People taking in professional sports will be able to grab a pint
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Despite the airport booze ban, travellers will be able to drink on planes at any time, according to the new guidance.

Meanwhile, pubs and restaurants will still be allowed to do takeaway after 6pm – but it will be a heavy blow for hospitality hoping to get a boost over the Christmas period.

There is already a 10pm curfew on buying alcohol in supermarkets or off-licences.

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