Posted: 15.10.20 at 22:25 by The Editor
Working from home has increased as a result of Covid-19 and more and more people are looking for ways to break up their week and be able to interact with others safely. For some, working from home can be boring and can feel isolating. For others, working from home can be distracting or impractical for concentration, calls and meetings.
Research has shown that one in three people would be happy to work from a pub desk while one in 10 have so far taken the opportunity to do so - typically leaning towards London pubs and homeworkers.
The Famous Virgins & Castle in Kenilworth has spotted this modern way of working and set up their own version of pub desks in their 16th century pub. For £12 for the day, you can reserve your own pub desk between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, enjoy unlimited tea, coffee and water, lunch menu, free WiFi and power socket.
General Manager, Andy Lock explained “We’re seeing a growth in freelance workers as well as people looking for flexible working and blending of work, socialising and recreation into their lifestyles.
"Pubs, restaurants and cafes are developing the third space concept of being the place that people can visit and spend time. We have home, work and then the third space - typically the coffee shop which the likes of Starbucks and Costa have done so well.
"The Virgins & Castle has been a home from home for our guests for centuries and I think for many co-workers they’ll be quite envious that their colleagues get to work from their favourite local!”
Another example of Kenilworth businesses adapting to the 'new normal' and finding ways to keep going with still so much uncertainty and change. The Virgins & Castle has been flying the flag for hospitality in Warwickshire with the work they’ve been doing with apprenticeships, wellbeing and mental health and creating great occasions for their guests.
You can reserve your Pub Desk at the Virgins & Castle from Monday 19 October by visiting their website or calling the pub on 01926 853 737 to book a table quoting ‘pub desk.’