JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has earmarked 394 of its pubs for reopening on 12 April, but they are due to operate under reduced hours.

The pub business will open up sites which have beer gardens, roof top gardens and patios, in England, from 9am-9pm, Sunday to Thursday and 9am-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

The pubs will still offer food, but there will be a reduced menu available, with customers able to order and pay through JDW’s app.

JDW said it will not operate a booking system and that customers will be able to enter the pub to gain access to the outside area and to use the toilet.

John Hutson, chief executive, JDW, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs.”