A CUMBRIAN brewery has announced its bar is now open for thirsty punters after some of its staff had to self-isolate.

Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley, was forced to close its Beer Hall on July 24 after a number of its staff were asked to self-isolate by the Track and Trace service.

In an online post on Tuesday, August 3 company bosses announced the bar’s reopening.

A spokesman from Hawkshead Brewery said: “We are pleased to say that the Beer Hall is now back OPEN!

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused however the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is priority.

“Please do pop down for a pint in the sunshine.