After three months people in Liverpool finally got to go to the pub again and what a night they had.

Parts of Liverpool city centre were packed out as people headed into town after lockdown rules were finally eased.

A rainy start appeared to put some people off but by mid afternoon pubs were filling up and queues forming outside some venues at Concert Square.

The area was busy from 3pm onwards, with taxis full of people regularly pulling up and drinkers all sat round tables rather than stood in groups.

Elsewhere in the city, the Baltic Market was bustling, with people waiting patiently to get inside when it reached capacity.

Castle Street restaurants were also busy and people made use of outdoor seating when the rain eased off. You can read back over our full coverage of yesterday’s re-openings here.

People were in good spirits and business owners glad to be back open. Antony Harbottle, who runs Maray at the Albert Dock said he was “excited but nervous” to be reopening.

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He added: “It’s been nearly four months since we’ve done this, so there were a few nerves this morning. But we’re just glad to be able to open again and everyone that’s come in has been very supportive.”

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James Ryan, from New Brighton was one of the first customers back in The Croc on Harrington Street yesterday morning. Drinking a pint of Guinness just after midday he said: “This is the first alcoholic drink I’ve had since lockdown began. I don’t drink in the house, so this is the best thing I’ve tasted in months. I’m going to have to pace myself today”.

No doubt there will be a few sore heads this morning, and the pubs will be getting ready to do it all over again.