Even if you have a well established bar, it’s essential that you keep up to date with all the latest bar equipment, to ensure you provide the best possible service to your customers. Here we give you all the details on some of the latest pieces of kit in the industry.

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Chiller units in pubs now need to accommodate a growing range of products, as consumer tastes are changing. There has been an increase in sales of fruit-based ciders, and the number of breweries in the UK grew by 8% between 2015 and 2016, as craft beer sales continue to surge. Pubs need to highlight the extensive variety they have and make it easy for customers to see exactly what is available, by using stylish, effective and well-lit chillers.

Coffee sales

Pub culture isn’t all about evening drinking and alcoholic beverages anymore, and with more outlets serving food throughout the day, including breakfasts, coffee sales have also been increasing. It’s important to choose the right type of coffee machine for your needs, and this doesn’t always mean having the biggest and fanciest unit available. Catering suppliers have a range of products, so you can choose one that is easy and quick for your staff to use, as well as low maintenance, in order to speed up service.


It can be appealing to have an extensive selection of glassware that can be matched to the particular drinks you’re serving, but if space is limited, then a flexible range of glasses would be best. Research the products available at online catering suppliers, such as, and go for ones that can be used across a number of beverages – including beers, ales, lagers, spirits, wines and soft drinks.

Keeping a check on temperatures

One of the biggest issues that bars and restaurants can face is complying with temperature regulations when it comes to storing and serving food. Even in a busy outlet, it’s essential to keep a check on this, including monitoring the temperature of freezers and fridges regularly and ensuring food is served at the right temperature. To assist with this, there are a variety of products on the market, including new food probes that can read temperatures accurately in a few seconds and dishwasher thermometers, so that crockery and glassware is cleaned at a high enough temperature.