PUBS are set to reopen later this month - but only for outdoor service.

Lockdown rules in England are set to change again on April 12, when the government’s roadmap out of lockdown will move to the next stage.

Now might be the right time for people to consider a new career in the hospitality trade.

Alternatively the reopening of the hospitality sector could provide an opportunity for existing publicans to transfer to a new watering hole.

Here we take a look at some of the pubs across Hampshire that need a new landlord.

Lion, Bedford Place, Southampton

Daily Echo:

The Lion occupies a prominent corner position and offers an opportunity to create a modern and quirky business based on the latest trends in dining and drinking. The landlords are looking for a passionate publican who is business savvy and has the necessary entrepreneurial skills to build this successful business. Ingoing cost: £11,750. Rent: £31,000.

Junction Inn, Priory Road, Southampton

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The Junction Inn is a popular pub located in a largely residential area at the heart of St Denys. This well-established business is famous for its quality cask ales and benefits from regular trade from local residents, commuters using a nearby railway station and Saints supporters. Ingoing cost: £10,400. Rent: £10,000.

Windsor Castle, Shirley High Street

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The Windsor Castle is a large building situated on a corner plot next to a large Sainsbury's store. Shirley is one of the largest areas in Southampton with a residential population of 13,900. The weekly Thursday market is directly outside the Windsor Castle and attracts people from across Southampton. Ingoing cost: £6,000. Rent: £21,000.

Obelisk Hotel, Obelisk Road, Southampton

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The Obelisk Hotel is a large, traditional community pub that is surrounded by housing and close to local amenities. The landlords are looking for an experienced wet-led publican, who is looking to immerse themselves in community life and run a successful local. Ingoing cost: £14,750. Rent: £31,000.

Sir Joseph Paxton, Hunts Pond Road, Fareham

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The Sir Joseph Paxton is a traditional tavern which includes a L-shaped bar with two dining areas either side. The pub is cosy and welcoming and features a mixture of seating that can be re-arranged for group bookings. It is also suitable for live music events. Other features include a beer garden. Ingoing cost: £18,750. Rent: £45,000.

Queen's Head, High Street, Titchfield

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The Queens Head is an early 17th century pub near a nature reserve. Known for its cosy bar and warm central brick fireplace, this pleasant double-fronted property would suit an experienced or first-time publican. Comfortable window seating around the perimeter makes the best use of space. Ingoing cost: £19,000. Rent £15,000.

Market House Tavern, Forton Road, Gosport

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The Market House Tavern is a one-bar pub with a pool table, darts area and plenty of seating. It also boasts a patio, plus private accommodation comprising three double rooms, a comfortable lounge and a private terrace. Ingoing cost: £16,750. Rent; £27,000.

Saxon Inn, Calmore Drive, Calmore

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The Saxon Inn comprises a modern, two-roomed pub with a full catering kitchen, large garden and patio area together with purpose-built oak smoking shelter. It forms part of a large residential area north of Totton, the biggest town in the New Forest. Ingoing cost: £2,500. Rent: £25,000.

Filly Inn, Lymington Road, Brockenhurst

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The Filly Inn is a beautiful country pub overlooking open forest between Brockenhurst and Lymington. The building is due to receive a million-pound makeover which aims to give it the look and feel of a traditional country bar. Facilities include seven letting rooms. Ingoing cost: £3,000. Rent: N/A.

Bat & Ball, Salisbury Road, Breamore

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The Bat & Ball is a beautiful country pub situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Used by tourists, young professionals and wealthy locals the large red brick building has an open plan layout that would allow the future operator to cater for 70- 75 diners. Ingoing cost: £18,779. Rent: £47,500.

Crown Inn, Old Christchurch Road, Everton

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The Crown Inn is an attractive pub and restaurant which is popular with locaks looking for a good quality meal in pleasant surroundings. The landlords are interested in hearing from those who have hands-on experience of catering and the ability to market the pub to a wider audience. Ingoing cost: £14,250. Rent: £25,000.

Rising Sun, Spring Lane, Colden Common

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The Rising Sun is situated in the heart of Colden Common, a large village near Winchester and Eastleigh. The pub was subject to extensive works in 2011. It has a single bar with large tables seating up to six people for eating or drinking. There is also ample standing room with views of the two TV screens. Ingoing cost: £15,500. Rent: £25,000.