Welcome to the age of WFP. Nope, that’s not Cardi B’s new track. It means ‘working from pub’ and it’s perhaps the only good thing to come out of 2020 (except for Emily in Paris and restaurant discounts).
Across the country, pubs are beginning to double up as office spaces, aimed at those of us who need a break from the same four walls (so, all of us?) Their remote working packages offer not only a warm and cosy space to work with a reliable Wi-Fi connection, but deals on food and drink too, often including a hot meal and offers such as unlimited coffee or tea.
WFP is also a great way to support our local pubs as the hospitality industry continues to struggle, especially since the newly-instated 10pm curfew which has undoubtedly affected turnover.
And it’s not just pubs; some hotels are offering remote working packages too, giving a whole new – and way classier – meaning to WFH.
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Here are the some of the best pubs and hotels offering remote working packages…
Bvlgari Hotel have just launched B.Business, a new workation package offering the ultimate WF-hotel, with day-access to Bvlgari’s luxurious suites for groups of up to four, six, or solo guests. You’ll get a private suite, use of all facilities including lunch and refreshments, plus wind-down drinks.
Young’s have launched WFP options for weary workers at various locations across London and further afield. For example, at the Dog & Fox in Wimbledon, you get to work for the day with limitless tea, coffee and a choice of dish from their seasonal menus for £15. Check your local Young’s to see if they’re taking part.
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At The Bunk Inn (Newbury) and the Winning Post (Windsor) you can bag a table near a plug socket with free WiFi, with unlimited tea and coffee, lunch time sandwich with fries, crisps or soup, for three hours at £15.
Sofitel St James has just announced the launch of its four different workcation packages. Guests have access to a room or suite from 8am – 6pm, as well as fitness facilities and an unlimited supply of tea, coffee and water, with prices from a premium luxury room at £194 to the St James Suite at £299 per day. You also have the option of continental breakfast, a two-course lunch with a glass of wine or soft drink, and a post-work signature cocktail at the bar.
ME’s new ‘Day Stay’ package allows customers to use guestrooms and enjoy hotel services from 8am – 8pm. There’s everything you need for work, including unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, mask and hydroalcoholic gel, a complimentary bottle of water, coffee, tea, a fitness ball, printing services and 10% discount at the hotel restaurants, plus access to the relax and wellness centre.