The Lock In podcast, uploaded every Thursday, is provided by The Morning Advertiser, the leading content provider for the pub and bar industry since 1794. Our hosts are from media, brewing and pub opertor view points giving a frank and honest view about what life running a pub business is really like.
The Lock In Podcast: Season Finale!
In the last episode of this series of the Lock In podcast, the team take a look back on the past year of ups and mostly downs, speak to a group of top operators and take a look forward at what the next few months might have in store. Tune in now!
The Lock In Podcast: tackling mental health
With stress a major factor in running pubs under the current restrictive regime, the team take a look at mental wellbeing, from both operators own, through to how to ensure you’re staying on top of helping staff with their mental health, with some great practical advice from experts. Guests this week include psychologist Jason Brennan from Wrkit, Paula Smith from the Licensed Trade Charity and James Nye from Anglian Country Inns. Tune in now!
The Lock In Podcast: Challenges keep on coming
The continuing issues around a potential delay to 'freedom day', no news on any support extensions and proposed plans around smoking bans outside pubs are top of the agenda in the latest episode of the podcast. The team is also joined by British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Emma McClarkin and Bibendum's John Graves to discuss these issues alongside James Ellis-Smith of hospitality recruitment specialists One Avenue to dissect the recruitment crisis. Listen now! And don't miss the bonus ukulele performance at the end...
The Show Must Go on
With the Euros on the horizon, the podcast team tackle the subject of hosting key events in your sites. We speak to a number of special guests to cover everything from hosting live music gigs, through to sporting triumphs and even a little bit of culture with Shakespeare in the garden. Heath also bangs on about wine a bit and points out why Father's Day is far better than Mother's Day. Tune in now!
Food Glorious Food
With indoor reopening now well underway, the Lock In team tackle the subject of pub grub, how the crisis has impacted on offers, the challenges around growing your own chefs, calorie labelling on menus and we ask how sustainable is your pub food offer? With special guests Gary Hunter from Westminster Kingsway College, Juliane Caillouette-Noble from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the Michelin-starred legend that is Andrew Pern from the Star in Harome. Tune in now
The Lock In Podcast: In, out, shake it all about
With reopening just days away, the Lock In team get to grips with the challenges operators will be facing when it comes to opening up indoors under restrictions. We get extra input from special guests Andy Grimsey from Poppleston Allen, who shares insight on the licensing challenges, award winning operator and curate Emily Kolltviet talks about the value of commuity pubs and shares her thoughts on reopening and Martin Hilton from CPL Learning talks us through how to handle conflict with difficult customers not sticking to the rules. Tune in now!