Spooky beginnings in Pendle
When Seafood Pub Company continued its expansion to include a new venue in the historic village of Pendle, famous for the Pendle Witches, opening its doors for Halloween 2014 made perfect sense.
The team at Seafood Pub Company had a very specific vision for the venue – to make it a proper pub, serving proper pub food. With a menu which includes grills, and uses flame to add flavour, the food on offer ranges from lunchtime sandwiches and chips, to hearty evening meals and seafood.
The drinks cooling requirements for Barley Mow needed to be as reliable as possible – a proper pub should always serve its drinks at the correct temperature for that perfect drink at the point of consumption.
E3 takes centre stage at Barley Mow Barley Mow is the sixth pub in Seafood Pub Company’s portfolio of venues across Lancashire
and was refurbished to ensure its dual functions of serving both drinks and food could work seamlessly hand in hand.
Stuart Grieves, Regional Business Manager at Gamko, worked closely with Executive Chairman, Andrew Mclean, and Managing Director, Joycelyn Neve, to assess the precise drinks cooling requirements needed at Barley Mow, including detailed site visits
and design plans.
Joycelyn Neve said: “We are in the process of further expansion and obviously need to ensure each site functions as smoothly as possible, so when we set up Barley Mow, our first instinct was to go with equipment we knew, and that we could trust. We have worked with Gamko in the past, and so we knew its reliability credentials and wanted to hear more about which new products were on offer.”
Stuart Grieves said: “Barley Mow is a very busy pub, and we knew Joycelyn, Andrew and the team needed coolers which held large capacities, as well as being reliable. Because of the quantities needed, energy efficiency was also paramount, as a chain of pubs, operating costs can soon add up. Finally the company needed equipment which would fit in well with subsequent builds, so that each site had a similar look and feel.”
Seafood Pub Company chose to install three Gamko E3 drinks coolers, for its duel benefits of increased capacity, and energy savings. The E3 four-door option holds a massive 722 bottles (33cl), saving bar operators time, and ensuring a smooth customer
experience with drinks served at the perfect temperature, every time.
E3 has been designed to include natural Hydrocarbon refrigerants as standard, making it incredibly energy efficient saving customers around 60%/year (when compared with the Gamko ECO 2 door model), offering more sustainable, environmentally
friendly refrigeration. The latest model in Gamko’s successful Eco-Line range, the E3 can save operators around £175 per year in running costs - the equivalent of 50 bottles of beer per year.
It also looks the part, its stylish design for fixed bar layouts such as found at Barley Mow, includes glass doors, allowing customers full view of the cooled drinks displayed. Barley Mow also fitted a Gamko Maxiglass cabinet, again designed to showcase the
products to catch the customers’ eye.
Seafood Pub Company Executive Chairman Andrew Mclean said: “We are really happy with the support we received from the Gamko team throughout this process and plan to use Gamko in our new venues. The E3 is a great product, which you really can rely on to keep the drinks cool, even in really busy pubs like Barley Mow.”
THE BARLEY MOW
For Bar Area:
3 x E3/22GMUCS84
1 x MG/300LGCS Maxiglass