Pubs across the UK have to close at 10 p.m. to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The rules apply across the country and also mean that cafes, restaurants and other eateries must close their doors at 10 p.m.
But there’s one place in England where a void means the bar can stay open – and the Wetherspoon serves until 11pm.
The Hope and Champion is exempt from the 10pm ban, which applies to all other pubs in the country, according to The Sun.
That’s because it’s the only pub with a gas station, which means it’s classified as an essential service.
Thirsty drinkers will find the pub at Beaconsfield Services on the M40 in Buckinghamshire.
It is the only pub at a gas station and has been serving food and drinks since 2004.
A construction worker told the Sun that when he saw the sign on the door that said the gas station was open until 11 a.m., he first thought it was a mistake.
But he said he had been informed by the barman that it was legal to have a drink there.
A Wetherspoon spokesman said: “The pub can stay open until 11pm all week because it is part of a gas station.
“There is a hotel with 100 rooms near the pub. Most of the customers who use the pub at night are guests of the hotel who want something to eat and drink.
“All regulations relating to Covid – such as ordering an app, table service and social distancing – remain the same at all times.”