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Outdoor commercial furniture

Pub furniture 09/03/2021
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How to select the best outdoor pub furniture

Pub, anyone? As part of the government’s current roadmap out of lockdown, pubs, restaurants and other eateries will be able to open again for outdoor services on 12th April (and for indoor services on 17th May) at the very earliest.  During the first lockdown last summer, new legislation from the government allowed these venues to apply for planning permission to extend their outdoor space to the pavement; this scheme is set to remain in place until 30th September 2021.   Not only does this cost less than £100 and takes less than 10 days to finalise (which is much quicker and requires significantly less paperwork that normal), but it also means that these... Read More

outside seating 25/11/2020
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Bringing the inside out: Extend your outdoor capacity with outdoor seating

The importance of providing outside seating  Over the past few weeks, hospitality venues in England (depending on their local restriction tiers) have been focussing on providing increased outdoor seating ready for when Lockdown 2.0 is lifted.   These efforts are being made to maximise the number of covers they can provide, whilst offering customers an environment they can enjoy, and where they feel safe and able to socially distance.   Whilst venues with gardens and existing alfresco dining areas have found this relatively simple to implement, others with little or no outside space are looking for creative and cost-effective ways of achieving this.  The good news is that assistance is available  Recent measures by the Government recognise that providing additional outside space can be an issue for some... Read More

Restaurant furniture 14/09/2020
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Plastic rattan furniture – The ultimate hero of outdoor furniture

Making the most of cosy evenings to come with outdoor furniture We are now launching into autumn at full speed, and as the days roll by we’re already thinking of ways to beat those inevitable winter blues and create cosy outdoor spaces until summer comes back around. Adding sofas and comfy armchairs to your outside space together with heaters and warm throws is a great way to utilise outdoor space – even when the summer has come to an end. Many restaurants, pubs, hotels and other venues are taking advantage... Read More

Contract furniture 10/02/2020
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How to enhance your Al Fresco dining experience

As the nights begin to draw out and the days begin to lengthen, spring and summer is a thought on everyone’s mind. Our minds turn to long, warm summer nights spent with friends and family, making the most of the fantastic company combined with the open air. As a venue, you will also be thinking about how you can make the most out of your outdoor space as the weather improves and so this article aims to cover how to optimise your Al Fresco dining experience, including your exterior design,... Read More

Restaurant furniture 07/08/2019
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Pop-up restaurant to permanent feature

Pop-up restaurants are becoming an ever popular option for restaurant owners looking to trial their concept before turning it into a fully-fledged permanent fixture. What a great way of testing market response to an idea without spending a huge amount of money on something which potentially may not fly. So,if you’re thinking about making the step, the following blog sets out some pointers which will hopefully help you to make the transition. Your brandWhat are you selling and what’s your USP? You have to remember that brand doesn’t just mean... Read More

Contract furniture 22/07/2019
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Top 10 interior design and contract furniture styles for your hospitality venue

What does summer mean for your business? If you run a restaurant, bar, pub, hotel or café then hopefully it means more bottoms on seats. But what if your seats are in short supply? One solution is contract furniture. If you’ve never thought to use hospitality contract furniture before then forget any ideas you have about plain, uninspiring tables and chairs. Not only do most high-end furniture contractors supply a whole range of seating options, but the style is contemporary, bold and exciting. Perfect to spruce up a busy café,... Read More

Restaurant furniture 16/07/2019
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Selecting restaurant furniture – Why it’s important to use an interior designer for your venue

Hospitality design is ever growing and changing with customers prioritising unique design,experience, atmosphere and sharing memories over basic comfort and functionality. There’s so much to take into account including your restaurant furniture, lighting, atmosphere, logistics, wallcoverings and accessories. Stay ahead of the competition This leaves hospitality business owners continually trying to keep up with customers’ needs in order to stay ahead of the game, and beat their competitors. If you’re opening a new venue, or refurbishing an existing one, you’ll already know that the way it looks and feels to... Read More

Pub furniture 20/05/2019
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Your guide to this years hottest pub furniture

Pubs are constantly trying to keep up with ever-changing demands. Nowadays, consumers want and expect a full and vast experience when they visit their local watering hole; from the latest in technology, experience-led entertainment and a huge range of spirits and ales. When there’s so much to think about, it’s no wonder your décor and pub furniture choices are taking a backseat – there’s just so much to think about! So, we’ve prepared this guide to help you to refresh your pub’s furniture and design and ensure it’s ready for... Read More

Restaurant furniture 25/04/2019
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The power of digital marketing for your hospitality business

You may well have the best restaurant furniture design, the best venue on earth, serve the best food and drink, employ the best employees and offer the most fabulous service. But how do you drive business to your venue? How can you make sure you are discovered? How can you make sure that customers who have already frequented your establishment come back time and time again? This guide aims to uncover the most powerful digital marketing methods to ensure you’re bursting at the seams with continued custom. Define your target... Read More

Pub furniture 28/03/2019
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Tips for maintaining your pub furniture

The overall look of your pub (or any other venue for that matter) reflects your brand, your style and your character. And, the condition of your furnishings, both internal and external, will have a significant impact on your customers and whether or not they return to your establishment. Cleanliness and décor are extremely important considerations for patron satisfaction and it’s hugely important to ensure your pub furniture is fresh, clean, comfortable and sturdy.  Buying contract furniture is a big initial outlay and so it’s important you get it right and... Read More