A coffee machine is fast becoming a back bar essential as customers are increasingly looking for good quality and variety when it comes to on-trade coffee.
Customers judge a pub or bar by the drinks it serves. They know exactly what good coffee should taste like, so it’s up to venues to supply this or risk being marked down for their poor service and losing their customers to the high street. (more…)
Scotsman Prodigy undercounter icemakers: dice ice at its best, all the time
Competition is tough in the pub, bar and nightclub circuit with venues striving for new ways to attract customers. Service has to be fast, drinks have to perfect – there’s no room for errors. The back bar area needs to look clean and stylish while at the same time being a functional and pleasant place to work.
With today’s move towards cocktails, both conventional and exotic, and emphasis on finding exciting twists for presenting non-alcoholic drinks, bar managers are finding that they increasingly need a steady supply of high quality ice. Scotsman integral Prodigy icemakers, available in the UK from Hubbard Systems, are designed to keep busy bars stocked up with ice without creating any extra work for staff.
Advice on looking after fashionable glassware
In the parts of East London where they like to set a trend rather than follow one, there’s a newfound love for a traditional pub favourite. Turns out that old-school beer jugs with dimpled glass are making a comeback. While this is great for the nostalgic, it’s not necessarily so good for bar staff. (more…)
New light duty commercial microwaves from Samsung
Samsung has launched a new version of the Snackmate light duty commercial microwave oven. It is ideal for sites such as pubs, small cafes and bistros. With a power rating of 1,100W the touch control, programmable model brings commercial microwave technology at an affordable price. (more…)
Samsung CM1929 microwave oven makes short work of pub cooking
When a pub wants to serve delicious home cooked meals, lunch times and evenings, seven days a week, kitchen equipment needs to be reliable, flexible and easy to use. Commercial microwave ovens tick all these boxes as well as being fast and energy efficient.
Art Deco Gaggia “does the job perfectly” at Norfolk’s latest high profile eatery, which mixes great food with great art (and great coffee)
The Gunton Arms in North Norfolk is a paradox: on the one hand it’s very much a community pub where all are welcomed, whether for a drink or a meal. On the other, following an extensive refurbishment, its walls are hung with fine art and the food it serves is gathering plaudits and pulling customers from far and wide – despite being well off the beaten track, even by Norfolk’s standards. In the restaurant, diners feast on venison from the adjoining deer park while in the bar punters play pool beneath Tracy Emin ceramics and original prints by David Hockney. (more…)
Michael Warde in Claremorris uses a True bottle cooler for its reliability and performance
Michael Warde in Claremorris, County Mayo is a traditional Irish pub. The oldest pub in Claremorris, it was opened in 1937 by Michael Warde’s grandfather as a bar and hardware store. Now a thriving meeting place for local residents and visitors, it serves traditional stout, ale, spirits, wines, bottled beers and ciders.
Flake ice from Classeq’s Ice-O-Matic ICEF155 ice machine is great for drinks and displays
The Ice-O-Matic ICEF155 self-contained flake ice machine from Classeq is suitable for sites that have mixed requirements – needing ice for display purposes, mixing into drinks and icing down bottled beverages. With an output of 70kg of flaked ice per 24 hours, it produces a consistent supply of high quality, soft, chewable flake ice.