As Of 20th March We Are Closed
It has been just over four weeks since we called last orders and temporarily closed our pubs to support the fight against COVID-19. While our pubs are closed, the community spirit lives on and we’ve heard some incredible stories of our team members and our customers who have gone above and beyond to support their community, key workers and the NHS.
Despite the difficult times that we’re living through, it’s wonderful to hear stories of the country coming together to support one another.
We want to say a big thank you to all of our team members across the country who have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to ensure our pubs are closed down and secured safely. It was a difficult and unprecedented task that required a significant amount of work from our team, all of whom did a fantastic job pulling together to get the job done. They have also been doing amazing things to support their local communities and show we care – whether it’s donating Easter Eggs to local hospitals, opening car parks to key workers or fundraising for local good causes as well as our national charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.
OUR VIRTUAL PUB IS NOW OPEN!
While our pubs are closed, we’ve decided to open a virtual pub, The Lock Inn. We know many of our customers are feeling cut-off from their friends and for some a visit to the pub is the only social contact they will have in a day. The Lock Inn aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation by offering activities and entertainment to encourage interaction. We’re starting with a WEEKLY INTERACTIVE QUIZ on Wednesdays at 6pm and ROCK AND ROLL BINGO every Friday at the same time, with more events and community support activities planned over the coming weeks.