Greene King has launched a virtual pub offering weekly quizzes, bingo and entertainment acts to promote online socialising in the community.

GREENE KING LAUNCHES VIRTUAL PUB ‘THE LOCK INN’

Greene King, the UK’s leading managed pub company and brewer, has launched a virtual pub offering weekly quizzes, bingo and entertainment acts to promote online socialising in the community.

The virtual pub, The Lock Inn, launched this week and will play host to a free quiz night every Wednesday at 6pm and Rock and Roll Bingo every Friday at the same time. As well as entertainment, the pub is also looking to help fight isolation and loneliness by offering a ‘community corner’ session every week from the start of May. 

Between 5pm and 8pm every Thursday (from 7 May) customers can have a chat – on any topic – with the company’s customer service representatives via Messenger on the Greene King Brewery Facebook page or by tweeting the Greene King Brewery Twitter account. 

All of The Lock Inn events and activities will be put on for free, however Greene King is offering customers the opportunity to make a donation to the company’s charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan nurses, like all carers, have continued to work and care for high risk patients during this crisis, and Greene King would like to use the virtual pub as an opportunity to raise essential funds and support for the charity. 

Nick Mackenzie, CEO at Greene King, said: “Our pubs play an important role in the community, and for some they offer one of the only opportunities to socialise. With the UK under lockdown and social distancing rules restricting interaction, we have decided to launch a virtual pub to offer events that bring the community together.

 “We hope that we’ll be welcoming our customers back into our pubs soon, but while we all work together to end this crisis, our virtual pub will remain open to offer some fun, entertainment and most of all keep the community spirit alive.” 

For more information about The Lock Inn and to get involved, visit: www.greenekingbrewery.co.uk/the-lock-inn/