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The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 29

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: tackling mental health

By Ed Bedington

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...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 28

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Challenges keep on coming

By Ed Bedington

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...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 27

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: The show must go on!

By Ed Bedington

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...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 26

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food Glorious Food!

By Ed Bedington

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?...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 25

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: In, out, shake it all about

By Ed Bedington

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...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 24

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Can't get the staff, literally...

By Ed Bedington

One of the key challenges of reopening has been on the staffing front, from re-energising long furloughed team members, through to recruiting replacements and training teams back up to speed. The Lock In podcast team take a deep dive into those issues,...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 23

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Fingers on the pulse...

By Ed Bedington

As the industry starts to reopen, the Lock In team take a sideways look to see what trends are starting to emerge in food, drink, operations and consumer behaviour. The achingly hip Heath Ball and his sidekick James Cuthbertson share their insights into...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 22

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Baby it's cold outside...

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team tackle the first week or so of trade, how to handle freezing customers, and speak to special guests Brendan Padfield of the Unruly Pig, and Elaine Wrigley of Atlas Bar to hear their experiences of reopening to date. We also tackle some...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 21

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: The challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

In the latest edition of the podcast, the team discuss the issue of staffing amid reopening alongside conflicting guidance from councils and many other challenges operators are facing and could face in the coming months. The team are also joined by Admiral...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 20

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Shape of things to come

By Ed Bedington

The podcast team look towards the future of the pub and bar trade, and discuss, with special guests Stosi Madi from the Parkers Arms and Clement Ogbonnaya of the Prince of Peckham, how the pandemic crisis is likely to shape operations as we move out of...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 19

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: What does the Government have against pubs?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team take a look at the challenges around reopening, from staff to stock levels, and get some top tips on marketing your business from guest marketing whizz Mark McCulloch. The team also get to grips with business minister Paul Scully and...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 18

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Show us the money!

By Ed Bedington

We're talking finance and funding in this week's episode of the Lock In podcast. From the growing rent debt problem to thoughts on how to crowd funding, the podcast team speak to a couple of special guests on the topics and also discuss how...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 17

THE LOCK IN PODCAST

A year to forget?

By Ed Bedington

It has been a year to the day when the Prime Minister told customers to avoid going to the pub. The podcast team take a wry look at what has turned out to be an unprecedented year of challenge and struggle, which has brought out the best and the worst...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 16

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Budget - bonus or bust?

By Ed Bedington

The budget has been revealed, some would say before the budget was revealed, and the podcast team give their reaction to the Chancellor's hand outs and what it means for their businesses and wider hospitality. We also get some more considered analysis...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 15

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Thanks a lot Boris!

By Ed Bedington

With the roadmap to reopening the podcast team give their thoughts to the news, (spoiler,the reaction is not that great) and look at how pubs should be approaching the reopening challenge. They also tackle the tricky subject of insurance with special...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 14

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Are we all going on a summer holiday?

By Ed Bedington

The ever-changing announcements on holidays is the theme of the latest edition of the podcast, tackling the question of are staycations an option for customers and how this could impact pubs. The team are also joined by Liberation Group managing director...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 13

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Lockdown, loneliness and livelihoods

By Ed Bedington

Ongoing restrictions, supply shenanigans and whether to invest or not - the team take a topical look at the latest issues for the pub trade in this week's episode of the Lock In podcast and we discuss misguided campaigners and the importance of pubs...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 12

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: People power

By Ed Bedington

It's all about the people in this episode of the podcast as the team talk training, furlough challenges, keeping teams engaged, future recruitment challenges and we speak to special guest Jamie Campbell from CPL Learning to get his advice and tips...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 11

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Show us the money!

By Ed Bedington

It's all about the money in this episode of the podcast as the team talk finances, and speak to grants expert Kevin Stewart to get his advice on how operators can prise the cash grants out of local councils. James and Heath also share their thoughts...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 10

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Legal issues, support challenges and more...

By Ed Bedington

Legal challenges and opportunities come under the microscope in the latest episode of the Lock In podcast as the team are joined by licensing specialist Andy Grimsey from Poppleston Allen. We also tackle some of latest challenges facing the sector, debate...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 9

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: New Year, new lockdown

By Ed Bedington

With the pub industry back under full lockdown, the podcast team review the Christmas that wasn't, discuss the current dilemmas facing the trade, and kick around some practical ideas of what pubs can be doing while we await the next government decision...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 8

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Review of the year and challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

With 2020 drawing to a close, and the last episode of the Lock In podcast for the year, the team take a look back at a year which has had few highlights, but plenty of challenges for the sector and more on the way. We take a look forward at what 2021...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 7

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food glorious food!

By Ed Bedington

With food the focus under the new government restrictions for pubs, the Lock In podcast team talk about how you can create a food offer during the crisis, what makes good, and bad, pub food, the practicalities of a food offer and debate what substantial...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 6

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Tiers and restrictions

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of the Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, Heath Ball and James Cuthbertson talk about preparing to come out of lockdown, their reaction to the latest government restrictions and find out live which tiers their pubs fall into. Tune...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 5

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Christmas planning in a pandemic

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of the Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, Heath Ball and James Cuthbertson talk about Christmas, what can we expect to get out of a Christmas with restrictions, and where they see things heading. Tune in for a listen the latest...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 4

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Lockdown blues

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of the Lock In podcast Ed Bedington, James Cuthbertson and Heath Ball talk about the challenges facing the sector in lockdown, how pubs can adapt and what the future might look like. Tune in to the latest episode of the Lock...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 2

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Bad wine experiences, blind tasting and tier 2

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of The MA's Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, James Cuthbertson and Heath Ball talk bad experiences drinking wine, tier two and Ball is treated to a blind wine tasting, but will he guess them right? Tune in to the latest...

What's in the new Lock In Podcast?

THE LOCK IN PODCAST

The MA launches new Lock In podcast

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's new weekly podcast, The Lock In, sees editor Ed Bedington and co-hosts James Cuthbertson and Heath Ball explore different aspects of the pub trade over a drink or two.

The Morning Advertiser podcast episode four Simon Emeny Fuller's

The MA Podcast – Ep 4

Fuller's boss Simon Emeny on the future of the pubco

By MA Podcast

In the fourth episode of The MA Podcast, Ed Bedington talks to Fuller's boss Simon Emeny about the pubco's future, threats to the trade and why we should be celebrating success.

Get a thirst on: a new podcast called MA Drinks features one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the drinks trade

MA Drinks podcast – in association with Diageo

How have drinking habits changed in 10 years?

By Nicholas Robinson

The future of alcohol consumption has never been more in focus, with habits changing on an almost daily basis driven by lifestyle choices that, in turn, determine innovation. But what’s next for alcohol?

Legal advice: licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen lays down the law

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The Legal Surgery Podcast

By Ed Bedington

Running a pub can prove to be something of a legal minefield for all operators, but fear not! The Morning Advertiser has teamed up with legal experts Poppleston Allen to bring you a brand new podcast to answer your legal issues.

Hot dish: fish can be cooked straight from frozen

In association with Alaska Seafood

Why frozen fish could be the new 'fresh'

By Nicholas Robinson

Working with frozen fish and seafood could help pub chefs meet growing consumer demand for a greater variety of fish dishes, be more creative and cut wastage, they just need to cast aside preconceptions first, finds The Morning Advertiser.

Crafty plans: Carlsberg could be ready to reveal craft brewery this year

Exclusive

Carlsberg plans to buy UK craft brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Carlsberg will buy a UK craft brewery to bolster its growing portfolio of smaller brands with an artisan British beer, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Hartridge: 'Consumers are going to the pub to drink soft drinks'

Premium soft drinks

Soft drinks in pubs are getting sexy

By Nicholas Robinson

Soft drinks have arrived late to the premium and craft party, but operators must try to tap into better quality products now if they are to take better advantage of consumer demand for new and exciting non-alcoholic drinks.

New Smirnoff cider comes in two flavours: Passionfruit & Lime and Raspberry & Pomegranate

Cider

Smirnoff vodka launches first ciders

By Nicholas Robinson

Smirnoff vodka has entered the fruit cider category with the launch of its Passionfruit & Lime and Raspberry & Pomegranate liquids – a blend of fruit flavours and vodka.

How to avoid food fraud in pubs

Food Safety

PODCAST: How to avoid food fraud in your pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Paying closer attention to your staff’s working history, especially before hiring them, could help prevent a catastrophic incident of food fraud in your pub, a leading food safety advisor has advised.

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Village position close to Reading and Newbury Extensively renovated public house Bar, conservatory, snug and function room (80-90) Four en suite letting bedrooms Two bedroom owner/staff accommodation Part-covered trade garden...

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