Speak Easy: Reducing background noise in restaurants, cafés and pubs
Dining out should be one of life’s great joys. Romantic meal, family birthday, a quick coffee with an old friend… spending quality time with people we care about is as important as the food and drink we’re served.
That’s why over 90% of you say you would not return to a venue where the sheer level of noise sucks all the joy out of the experience.
This is just one of several, startling findings from our in-depth survey about noise in restaurants, cafés and pubs. Nearly 1,500 of you took part – thank you!
We’ve showcased your views – and put forward practical recommendations to the hospitality industry – in our Speak Easy report and guide. The report lays out the key problems you encounter in various venues – and the impact this has on your social life. Our Speak Easy guide moves things on: we present eight key ways restaurants, cafés and pubs can reduce background noise.
Our campaign is already hitting a nerve with millions in the UK, with and without hearing loss, receiving saturation and continuing coverage in the media.
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