Advert

Latest

2 days ago
Advert
2 days ago
Advert

Most Popular

3 days ago
Advert

Falcon Hotel: Cambridgeshire Landlord Urges Brits To Work From The Pub

Falcon Hotel: Cambridgeshire Landlord Urges Brits To Work From The Pub

A landlord is urging Brits to work from their local pub, after setting up Covid-safe work stations at his boozer.

Colin Wilson, who runs the bar at the Falcon Hotel in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, believes the act of working from the pub will help support the struggling hospitality industry.

Following three months of no trade, Boris Johnson's 10pm curfew has hit pubs and bars hard, taking away thousands of pounds in revenue.

With millions of Brits now working from home, savvy landlord Colin, 60, has made his pub a place for home workers during the day.

Advert
With bars and pubs facing challenging times, they are being forced to innovate (Credit: Shutterstock)
With bars and pubs facing challenging times, they are being forced to innovate (Credit: Shutterstock)

Socially distanced office tables give workers a space away from their house, and Colin is even offering them unlimited mugs or coffee and tea while they beaver away.

Of course, there's also the option of ordering a refreshing lager, cider or glass of wine once work is over, served straight to the desk!

Colin said: "A lot of people are working from home at the moment, and have been for months.

Advert

"I thought they must be getting sick of the same four walls.

"Some people are working at the dining room table, and kids have been running around."

Colin - who featured on Channel 4's Four In A Bed - hopes his innovation will catch on.

Colin believes that the millions of Brits currently working from home may want a change of scene (Credit: Unsplash)
Colin believes that the millions of Brits currently working from home may want a change of scene (Credit: Unsplash)
Advert

Could we see home workers and freelancers use pubs to work from, as they do cafés?

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

A Pub In Edinburgh Has Banned People From Wearing Shoes With No Socks

Colin continued: "It's to try and create a different outlook for the business, and a different space to work in.

"To allow people to get out of the house. And at the end of a long day, people can have a cold pint."

Workers at the Falcon get a social distanced table, free wifi, a bacon sarnie in the morning, sandwiches and soup for lunch and unlimited hot drinks.

Advert
Colin has set up socially distanced tables for punters to work from (Credit: Triangle News)
Colin has set up socially distanced tables for punters to work from (Credit: Triangle News)
Woman Fined £1,000 For Going To Pub 25 Minutes After Being Told To Quarantine
News

Woman Fined £1,000 For Going To Pub 25 Minutes After Being Told To Quarantine

published at16 days ago

Colin has already received several bookings for his work stations.

"Hospitality has been hit hard," said Colin. "We're trying to think of ways to get people in and generate some revenue.

In challenging times, pubs and bars are being forced to innovate.

Advert

The British Beer & Pub Association is estimating £7.4 billion will disappear from the sector - which is 31 per cent of its total value.

The Falcon Hotel in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire is encouraging home-workers to use their space (Credit: Triangle News)
The Falcon Hotel in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire is encouraging home-workers to use their space (Credit: Triangle News)

The trade group also believes a third of jobs will be lost.

The association's chief executive Emma McClarkin said: "This new evidence shows the Government must change tack by reviewing the effectiveness of restrictive measures like the 10pm curfew and providing a far greater package of financial support to save the pub and brewing sector.

Could Colin's idea catch on? (Credit: Triangle News)
Could Colin's idea catch on? (Credit: Triangle News)

"It would be inexcusable to allow more than 290,000 sector jobs to be lost with a £7 billion hit to the economy, when it could be avoided with the right Government support to help keep pubs and breweries open."

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: News, Coronavirus

Chosen for YouChosen for You

19 Year Old Girl Diagnosed With Stage Four Cancer After Putting Off Going To GP
published at2 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Tasty

Maltesers Is Launching Chocolate Orange Bunnies

published at3 days ago
Film About Tornado Full Of Spiders Is Coming

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.