Pubs closed early in four cities of Nottinghamshire after reporting serious riots.
Boozers have closed in Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Arnold and Newark, with police arrested four people.
A pub in the village of Narborough, Leicestershire, also stopped serving after a man suffered neck injury in an assault.
Clashes come when England reopened its pubs for the first time in three months today – on what has been dubbed “Super Saturday”.
Police feared that there could be disorderly scenes across the country when young people eventually freed after being stuck in the house during the blockade.
There was also evidence of a fight tonight on Brentwood High Street, Essex.
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Special Inspector Steve Weaver tweeted, “It didn’t last long. The disturbance in Brentwood High Street helped other units. 4 people arrested. 2 of my team have been arrested and are currently in the process of being detained.”
Speaking of the Nottinghamshire disturbance, Inspector Craig Berry said: “The agents were quickly on the scene to deal with a series of reports on antisocial behavior related to alcohol, including a broken window and a small assault.
“As a result, four agents made arrests and we supported the licensees who chose to close their premises.
“No pub has been closed by the police. We would like to thank most of the public who acted responsibly throughout the Saturday, especially while watching the long-awaited Derby v Forest game.
“There will be a large number of uniformed officers on duty in our communities overnight to ensure that people are safe and to involve, educate and encourage people to comply with government guidelines.”
The Copt Oak in Narborough, Leicestershire, closed tonight after an arrest on the premises.
Officers reported that a 35-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of contempt after another man was injured before being taken to hospital, Leicestershire Live reports.
His injuries are not considered serious.
A spokesman for the Leicestershire police said: “The police were called to a Hardwicke Road, Narborough location immediately after 5:30 pm today (Saturday 4 July) after news of an assault.
“A man suffered neck injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The injuries are not considered serious.
“A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of loss and remains in police custody.
“The host of the premises has decided to close the business for the evening to prevent further accidents of disorder.”
The Jug & Glass in Mansfield Woodhouse, near Mansfield, and The Swan and The Ravensdale, in Mansfield, have closed, according to Mansfield Chad.
Devonshire and Nag’s Head in Sutton-in-Ashfield are also closed, according to the newspaper.
The Ravensdale published on his Facebook page: “Due to irresponsible behavior we are closed until further notice … thanks to all those who supported us on our first day of opening … I hope to see you soon.
“Just to make it clear to everyone … it was MY decision to close the pub for the health and safety of my staff.
“Nobody closed me alone.”
It arrives as drinkers fill up with pubs and bars in central London – with images showing the streets of Soho rammed while some revelers seem to be ignoring the rules of social distance.