Beat the rest and Pre-order lunch!
Squeezing in time to eat a decent pub lunch in your lunch hour can be a struggle… but not for customers at the Lion and Lamb, in High Street, Milton, who can call up before 11am and pre-order their lunch so it is ready to be served on their arrival. Landlords Lawrence and Sally Champion thought up the idea after running a similar service for large parties in the evening. Mrs Champion said: “It’s such a brilliant concept and so simple – I’m surprised more pubs haven’t caught on to it sooner.” She said as all food is freshly prepared on the premises each day it takes time to cook, but by pre-ordering customers can save valuable time. She added: “We understand how valuable someone’s lunch hour is. People often don’t have time to wait for a table, then wait 30 minutes for food and have time to eat it. This way people are guaranteed a table, their food ready at whatever time they request, plus they know they’ll have quality time to enjoy their lunch break. For us it means we can turn over more covers at lunchtime and maintain a reputation for quality good food.”
The Lion and Lamb has customers using its pre-order service from Milton industrial units, Cambridge Science and Business parks, and workers from Histon Vision Park and Octagon Business Park, Ely. The service was established about two years ago and Mrs Champion said in tough times, it is schemes such as this which can help village pubs survive.
She added: “You can’t just sit back and wait for people to come in. You have to go out and grab people and show them what you’ve got to offer. For us, this is just another thing that sets us apart from other locals in the area.”
Read more at… http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Pub-vital-ingredient-working-lunch-works/story-22492589-detail/story.html#APSm3uceohdyDG98.99
Don’t forget, you can pre-order your meals by email before 11.30am and we will have them ready for you when you arrive! email: firstname.lastname@example.org