How to get a free cup of tea and a bacon roll as Buzz Bingo in Crawley reopens

Buzz Bingo in Crawley is set to reopen on Monday May 17 - and you can get a free tea or coffee and a sausage or bacon breakfast roll if you turn up between 10am and 11am.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:41 am

Buzz Bingo clubs all along on the South Coast are set to re-open on Monday, over four months since they last welcomed guests through their doors, much to the delight of its customers- 56% of whom feared the worst with COVID but are now relieved to have been vaccinated and for things to go back to some sense of normality.

With customers ranging in age from 18 up to 100+ years old, and heart-breaking new research from the brand revealing 4 in 10 pensioners haven’t seen or socialised with friends face-to-face in over 10 months, this marks a special day of them being able to get back together indoors, especially considering that 63% of pensioners feel much safer now people have had the vaccine.

A customer will cut the ribbon at Buzz Bingo in Crawley on Monday May 17

To celebrate the opportunity to reunite with friends and meet new people again, Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest bingo operator, is offering a free tea or coffee and a sausage or bacon breakfast roll between 10am-11am in all its clubs on Monday.

Not only that, local Buzz Bingo customers will be joining the team at the bingo clubs for a formal ribbon cutting to reopen the clubs Monday.

As part of the latest step in lockdown restrictions easing, the brand looked at the hopes and concerns of its loyal customer base showing why this is a pivotal moment in their diaries:

- Almost three quarters (73%) of over 65s feel much safer now people have had the vaccine and 57% are excited to get back to their normal hobbies

- 4 in 10 pensioners said they missed going for a coffee or tea with friends most during lockdown

- Over 65’s describe their local bingo clubs as a place for friends to meet (39%) and a ‘community hub’ (25%)

- Almost a quarter (24%) of the over 65s thought it might be one to two years before they may see others again

- Almost two-thirds (63%) of Buzz Bingo customers say they feel safe returning back to entertainment venues such as the bingo halls or cinemas

Clubs on the South Coast are Lordshill, Poole, Crawley, Worthing, Torquay, Plymouth Charles Cross and Brighton.

Peter Brigden, Chief Retail Officer, at Buzz Bingo said: “Customer safety is always our first and foremost priority. As the majority of our customers haven’t been able to properly visit some of our clubs for over a year, we want them to feel completely safe now that it’s possible for them to do so

“We’re delighted to celebrate their return with a free cuppa and a breakfast roll so they can reunite with friends and have a good chinwag before getting stuck into a game of bingo.”

Following careful government guidelines, all 91 Buzz Bingo clubs will be reopening their doors to customers from May 17. Each of these clubs has extensive health and safety measures in place including a maximum capacity, Perspex screens and floor markers to enable social distancing.