13 May 2024

Making the most of your ghost

Pubs and ghosts go together like, well beer and pubs! Most pubs will lay claim to a ghost or two, so the podcast team take to […]
8 December 2023

‘It’s hard to forecast anything at the moment’

The unpredictability of trade is just one of the challenges outlined by one gastropub operator in the lead up to Christmas.
29 November 2023

Viral ad ‘reminder a pub is for life, not just for Xmas’

A festive advert from a Northern Irish pub that has been viewed by millions highlights the importance of pubs to communities, one trade organisation has said.
27 November 2023

Pub’s Christmas ad about loneliness goes viral

A Northern Irish pubâs Christmas video has gone viral, racking up millions of views on social media.
8 November 2023

Are you making the most of your garden in winter?

Winter is coming and many pubs have lost a certain amount of covers and trading space as gardens become a no-go zone.
6 November 2023

Going to the dogs…

With dog ownership booming, the Lock In team get to grips with how pubs can best embrace man’s best friend and create the paw-fect (sorry) doggy […]
3 October 2023

Has customer behaviour got worse since Covid?

The Lock In podcast is back, and we’re taking a look at customer behaviour – are they getting worse? Are we getting worse?
29 September 2023

TripAdvisor awards celebrate gastropub as ‘hidden gem’

A Kent-based operator is âover the moonâ after his gastropub was ranked as one of TripAdvisorâs hidden gems in the 2023 Travellersâ Choice awards.
5 September 2023

Pubs championed as a favourite setting for first dates

More than a third of consumers name pubs among their favourite settings for first dates but music and menu options can play a critical role in […]
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