Independent brewers and bars have reverted back to offering a takeaway only service after they were ordered to shut by the government on Tuesday.

Businesses operating a takeaway service are allowed to stay open but must close between 10pm and 5am, with many of the boroughs independent breweries taking advantage of this.

Many immediately took to social media to let customers know that they would be offering a takeaway service, with Bolton's campaign for real ale Tweeting: "During Bolton lockdown support our local breweries by getting take out beer.

"Your local pub may also be doing take out and need your support more than ever."

They listed the Bank Top Brewery in Ashworth Lane, Blackedge Brewing Co based in Horwich, Northern Monkey in Nelson Square, and newcomers Escape Brewery. also based in Horwich.

Others offering the service who were not listed include Bunbury's in Chorley Old Road, and the Nook and Cranny in Bromley Cross.

Craig Egan, co-owner of the Nook & Cranny in Bromley Cross said it's an extremely frustrating and difficult time for the industry.

He said: "We're quite fortunate in being set up from before in lockdown selling cans and pints so we're still open for businesses but it's still extremely frustrating.

"We heard the news and had to ask everyone in the bar to drink up and leave then went straight into take out only.

"We had just spend loads of money on our outside space just to have it closed again. There doesn't seem to be much concern for our industry."

Bunbury's took to Twitter, posting: "In light of new guidelines we will be open only for take out and delivery.

"Thank you to all who have supported us and see you on the other side."