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7 ways to spice up working from home!

For many, having to relocate back to working from home instead of working in the office can be a daunting change to have to make before Christmas. It was probably a novelty at the beginning of last year when it meant that you could pop a wash on during your lunch break and cut out the commute. But there are also times when you miss seeing another human, want a reason to wear real clothes and need some motivation to leave the house.

As an operator of 14 pubs and bars across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, we have put together some fun suggestions of how to spruce up your day if you are working from home. These are obviously centred around the good old British pub and are guaranteed to keep you in high spirits.

1. Get some sunshine

Ok, so we're in Winter and the sunshine doesn't always appear but the notion of getting outside and taking in the fresh air is still the same. Why not couple this with a walk to the pub on your lunch break?

As tempting as it is to work through your lunch break to get your tasks done before Christmas, we recommend taking a break from your desk, devouring a hearty True North pie and that should keep you smiling for the rest of the day.


2. Organise a get-together

The countdown to Christmas Day is on and before your friends go home to visit their family, plan a catch up at your favourite True North pub.

We're serving up festive food, mixing seasonal cocktails and we have plenty of beers on tap - you'll certainly leave feeling Christmassy.


3. Order a bottle of your favourite tipple

After a long day of working away in your spare room or at the kitchen table, we wouldn't blame you if you wanted to treat yourself to a glass-or-two of gin and tonic.

Stock up on Sheffield's premium spirit, Sheffield Dry Gin, via our website and have it delivered straight to your door.


4. Bring the pub to your home

A few of your favourite True North Brew Co venues are cooking up delicious wholesome food for you to enjoy at home with delivery and collection options available.

After saving money from not buying lunch every day, you can treat yourself to a mid-week takeaway. Add a couple of beverages to your order and you've almost got the entire pub experience at home.


5. Stay connected with colleagues

If your office Christmas party has been cancelled, why not organise a little meet up with your work colleagues who are also working from home?

You can do this safely by booking out the function room to have a socially distanced meal or sitting outside in one of our heated beer gardens.

Contact our bookings team on 0114 280 8222.


6. Take part in a digital Secret Santa

Some would argue that Secret Santa is the highlight of Christmas in the office and now that you're all working from home there's no need to stop this office tradition...

Instead, you can give each other e-gift vouchers to be sent straight to an email address. First of all, we recommend setting up an Elfster account as it will auto-generate who you'll be giving your gift to.

Then we also recommend ordering a True North Brew Co gift card for your recipient to redeem in any of our venues located across Sheffield, Barnsley and Dronfield.


7. Plan ahead for 2022

We all love having something in the diary to look forward to and now is a great time to book an experience with your friends, family or colleagues for the new year. It can also double up as a Christmas present to yourself.

If you're a gin fan then the Sheffield School of Gin is a three-hour experience where you'll learn all about the history of gin and distil your own bottle to take home.

Or if you're more of a cocktail lover, then Forum Kitchen + Bar's newest Cocktail Masterclass is the one for you.

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