A CHESTER music venue has confirmed that it will reopen its doors from Friday, July 10.

Alexander's in Rufus Court will not be able to offer live entertainment at the moment but will be open for people to enjoy food and drinks, with a number of safety measures in place.

The independent music venue temporarily closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in April, Alexander's along with The Live Rooms launched fundraising appeals to save them from permanent closure.

Both premises were part of a national campaign to help hundreds of independent music venues affected by the financial impact of the crisis.

Over the weekend, the Government announced that Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries – including live music venues – will be able to access emergency grants and loans as part of a £1.57 billion rescue package.

Alexander's Live posted on its Facebook page last night: "We are reopening Friday 10th July at 4pm. We are really excited to welcome everyone back and we know all our lovely customers will always be polite.

"The protocols will take some getting used to for us all so please be patient and we promise we will do our best. From 1pm on Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July we will also be open and serving wood-fired pizza in the beer garden.

"Of course as per government guidelines there will be no live entertainment but we are excited to spend time with you all as we have missed you all a lot.

"We will be observing social distancing and not able to book out tables to people from different bubbles. We hope you understand! Thank you."

To book a table email jamien83@icloud.com with required times and the total number in your party.