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Members Networking Meeting ONLINE with speaker - Lotte Lyster Connolly

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SBN Zoom Online Meeting

Speaker Lotte Lyster Connolly of the Prince Albert Pub in Rodborough will talk to us about the impact of lockdown and her experience of being featured on the BBC programme Saving Britains Pubs

Your chance to meet one of the UK’s best-known landlords! 

Lotte Lyster Connolly from The Prince Albert pub in Rodborough rose to national fame during lockdown when she and husband Miles were featured on the hit TV series Saving Britain’s Pubs with top chef Tom Kerridge late last year.

And Lotte has agreed to be our guest speaker at our April meeting, celebrating 25 years as licensee of the well-known music pub while bringing up her family as part of the local community. 

Lotte will bring us bang up to date about how the pub has survived despite all the odds -and how being part of the TV show was a life saver in helping them turn their business around, enabling them to stay afloat and bring a new offer to loyal customers and neighbours. 

Despite the bleakness of the pandemic and its disastrous impact on the hospitality industry, Lotte and Miles’s strong support for and from their neighbours helped them look forward, setting up takeaway pizzas and burgers and even home beer deliveries in conjunction with The Bike Drop.  

This promises to be fascinating morning hearing from Stroud’s foremost business characters!

Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun, with over 20 members and guests in attendance.
N.B.  * Non-Members are welcome - try us out with a free introductory meeting  (see below for details)

Meeting Details:

Members  Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
Passcode: 726726

Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

  • Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room 
  • 9.30am start meeting
  • Followed by round the Zoom introductions
  • Guest Speaker Lotte Lyster Connolly - details above
  • 11am Close

Visitors/Guests are invited:

*If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try a free introductory meeting. Come along to one of our Main meetings and see how we work with a view to becoming a member.  Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future and are informative and fun.  Drop us an email beforehand to  or join us on Zoom on the day.  We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. 
N.B. Currently we have a  SPECIAL OFFER for new members: 15 months membership for the price of 12 months!

Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

Accessing the meeting:

Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

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