Long live free wifi with benefits
Here I sit broken hearted paid 2p and only...
BT had issues with its broadband service to our offices / studio this afternoon. So do we all go home empty handed (those of us that have an essential need in access online) - well no.
Heading to our friendly watering hole Hawke & Hunter (H&H) at Picardy Place in Edinburgh we are received with open arms, beautiful surroundings, amazing and attentive service great coffee on tap and more importantly free access to the internet.
Those of you unfamiliar with Hawke & Hunter may recall it in an earlier guise as Home House or The Hallion both of which were private member clubs. H&H retains some of the private elements but after the addition of a glass loby and few other touches by the team at Brown Taylor - who it would seem - touch the entertainment and leisure business and make it successful in an otherwise saturated or tired market.
The secret garden - a well heated and partially covered area outdoors played host to Edinburghs Twestival (after my suggestion). A night that saw great strides in the promotion of Twitter as a way of promoting charitable foundations and work. The event also welcomed TV Cameras from STV in addition to a vast array of PR and marketing professionals as well as Tweetgeeks.
H&H has employed real talent in their Kitchen and continue to receive praise - if you keep your eye out they often have offers (their Facebook page is worth hooking up to).
Those visiting Edinburgh by car would do well to park it in St James or Greenside Multistoreys - H&H is across the road!
Enough of this buttering up; don't take my word for it check it out for yourself.