A TEST Valley pub has said business has been booming since it re-opened its bar, restaurant and gardens to customers after lockdown was eased.

The Four Horseshoes in Nursling Street, Nursling, has attracted pub-goers from across the borough, with help from the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

As reported, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3 and 31, participating restaurants will offer 50 per cent off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person.

Now, the general manager of the pub, Lewis Rosario, has revealed how the watering hole has coped with the new lockdown measures.

He said: “The Eat Out scheme is proving extremely popular and we are attracting people from all over Rownhams, Nursling, Romsey and Southampton.

"Of course, the fine weather has played its part too and our large outside areas are the perfect spot for our customers to relax with their family.

“The restaurant has also done very well and we are able to offer customers the same level of service and dining experience."

Lewis added: "We have spaced out all the tables within the restaurant in line with Government advice so that our customers will feel reassured whilst they dine.

“We’ve had a fantastic customer reaction and we are grateful to have a such a loyal customer base.

“The positive feedback we have received so far has made all the hard work worthwhile. If people living in the area want to experience well presented, quality food please come and visit us at The Four Horseshoes.”

A regular customer at The Four Horseshoes, Lisa Alexander, added: “It’s a great place to have a meal and bring your family. We always feel safe and the food is excellent.”

The Four Horseshoes has continued with its take away service and more details can be found on www.thefourhorseshoes.co.uk.