Hospitality left ‘annihilated’
Adam Brooks, at The Three Colts in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, added: “The latest fear-mongering and restrictions have annihilated hospitality at our busiest time.
“With the crazy work from home rules, why don’t workers unite in making our pubs their offices?”
The Campaign for Pubs’s Greg Mulholland added: “Whether people are hot-desking in their local or having a party in the pub, they’ll get a lot more sense from hardworking publicans and staff than they are from ministers.”
And Lee Worsley, boss of the Coach House Inn, Winterbourne Abbas and Kings Arms, Portesham, both in Dorset is offering breakfast or lunch, a hot drink and five hours’ work station for £15.
He said: “It’s worth taking advantage of these barmy rules to spend some time with a pub’s welcoming and lovely staff.
“Working on your own for hours can be negative for your mental health. Working from the pub can help you — and a local business.”