Burnley's beer gardens were packed this week as people enjoyed a pint in the sun

Picture special: Burnley's beer gardens packed as lockdown eases and temperatures soar

Beer gardens across Burnley and Padiham have welcomed customers for the first time in several months in the past couple of weeks.

As we take the first steps to normality and pubs with outdoor areas are allowed to open, family and friends have taken advantage of the sunny weather to get together for a much needed catch up and a long, cool drink.

These fantastic images by Kelvin Stuttard captured drinkers raising a glass at the George IV, Royal Dyche and Park View watering holes.

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