English and Welsh pubs will be opening late as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations this summer, with the government deciding that staying out a bit later than usual and squeezing in an extra three pints might be exactly how the nation is planning to celebrate the joyous occasion.
The rule amendments cover the party weekend of Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June, when pubs operating under the usual pub rules will be allowed to stay open until 1:00am rather than the usual 11:00pm, as long as no one has any huge objections to this momentous extra bit of drinking time during the consultation processes.
The government announcement notes that it's also a medium-sized weekend for sport, with two Euro 2016 football matches taking place -- England vs Russia, and Wales vs Slovakia. So that's two more hours to drown various national sorrows. [GOV via Independent]