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Tiny pub The Little Prince in Margate gears up for lockdown re-opening

A tiny pub believed to be the smallest in the UK is among those gearing up for a grand reopening this weekend.

The Little Prince in Margate, which measures just 10ft (3m) by 6ft 6in (2m), will be opening its doors to customers - although punters will have to sit outside due to its small size.

Mark Breen, manager of The Little Prince in Margate, Kent, prepares to reopen to the public (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Mark Breen, manager of The Little Prince in Margate, Kent, prepares to reopen to the public (Gareth Fuller/PA)

After being closed during lockdown, staff at the popular bar are looking forward to welcoming people back from tomorrow, when restrictions in England ease.

Tracy Breen, who helps run the quirky establishment with her husband Mark, said: “We are excited to see it open and running, we are just hesitant because of all the rules and regulations that have got to be abided by.

“We will be open from midday until possibly 10pm in the evening.”

The Little Prince, located in The Old Kent Market in Fort Hill, is believed to be the smallest pub in the UK but is still waiting for recognition from Guinness World Records.

Its tight space means people will not be able to drink inside because of social distancing, but there will be chairs outside the pub and drinks will be served through a hatch.

The tight space inside The Little Prince means customers will have to drink outside (Gareth Fuller/PA)
The tight space inside The Little Prince means customers will have to drink outside (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Ms Breen added: “We do not know how we are going to be able to manage profit-wise.

“So many people have lost so much money, especially the hospitality trade.”

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