Pub equipment and pub supplies

An intrinsic part of our social fabric, pubs are the perfect place to meet for lunch, live music, or simply to catch up over drinks. Running a successful pub is a complicated business. Let us simplify the pub equipment side of things, with flexible finance that helps free your working capital while arming yourself with the best pub equipment to start or grow.

Flexible finance solutions for pubs
so you can choose what suits your venue best.


Rent-Try-Buy® is a 12-month rental agreement, allowing you to try quality pub equipment before committing to buying it. Enjoy unrivalled flexibility when it comes to pub equipment financing and owning and managing your pub equipment.

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With Lease-to-Keep™ you get the pub equipment you need now, with low monthly payments spread over four years. At the end of the term, the pub equipment is all yours. Simple.

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Is your pub a franchise?

SilverChef has pub equipment financing options designed specifically for franchises so you can limit your upfront costs while setting up your all-important pub equipment. The ultimate flexibility for your franchise.

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'We were amazed how much we could finance with SilverChef. You made it easy for us to access finance compared with dealing with the banks. Our application was for a large amount, so we needed to submit financial projections and a business case – but we'd already done those.

'It was really easy; we even signed the contracts online. When you open a new site, you're never quite sure if you’ve got the right equipment, and the ability to switch that gear out if we needed appealed to us.'

- Jamie Williams, Munchen

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Pub equipment - frequently asked questions

What equipment do I need to start a pub?

Starting a pub is an exciting and possibly daunting enterprise. You want to start on the right foot so you are building a popular place with a great atmosphere. This is only achievable with quality pub equipment that will help your workflow.

SilverChef provides good quality, stringently tested, used pub equipment to get you started without massive upfront costs.Some crucial pub equipment includes commercial fridges; pass through and under counter dishwashers; glasswashers; prep benches; bar freezers and stainless-steel furniture to name a few.

How to finance a pub

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and open your own pub. The first thing to do is talk to a financial institution of your choice and secure a business loan for covering operating costs, renovating, wages and pub equipment. SilverChef can help alleviate the financial strain by taking the cost of pub equipment off the initial capital outlay.

Our Rent-Try-Buy product offers the flexibility of upgrading or purchasing your rented pub equipment during the first 12-month term. After the first 12 months you have further flexible options, including the ability to return, continue renting or work towards ownership.

Lease-to-Keep is a great way to finance pub equipment when you’re sure you want to keep the equipment; you’re financing more than $10,000 in equipment or refurbishment, and you’ve been trading for more than 12 months. It’s a straightforward lease and at the end of the term, the pub equipment is yours to keep.

What are the benefits of renting equipment?

Renting pub equipment can be a good alternative to buying outright for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are a lot of costs involved in setting up and running a pub, so choosing to rent pub equipment can leave you more money for running your business and other expenses. Secondly, there may be tax benefits to renting pub equipment – it’s important you discuss these with a qualified tax advisor before making any decisions.

Finally, with SilverChef’s Rent-Try-Buy you get additional flexibility over typical pub rental products. You can decide to upgrade your pub equipment in the first 12 months if you need something bigger and better (in the same equipment category e.g. upgrade rented fridge to a bigger fridge); you can also decide to purchase it and get a 60% net rental rebate on your payments so far (up to 12 months).

At the end of your 12-month contract, you can decide whether to keep renting your pub equipment, work towards ownership, or return. Please note that if you decide to purchase your pub equipment after the end of your 12-month term, the net rental rebate drops to 25% after 12 months.

What is the difference between leasing and renting equipment?

The difference between leasing and renting has to do with the length of term – with the length of a lease typically being longer. SilverChef offers a rental product -Rent-Try-Buy, and a finance lease product – Lease-to-Keep. They are different in several important ways.

With Rent-Try-Buy, you rent your pub equipment and make weekly rental payments for a 12-month term, while retaining the option to purchase your pub equipment or upgrade it during the term.

At the end of the 12-month rental term, you have the additional options to return, continue renting or work towards ownership with our Easy Own® product.

With Lease-to-Keep you sign up for a 48-month or 60-month term, make monthly lease payments and at the end of the term you own the pub equipment*.

*providing the last payment has been made and customer is not in breach of the agreement.

Can I return my equipment before the end of the 12-month contract?

When you choose Rent-Try-Buy to finance your new or second hand pub equipment, it’s a good idea to be sure that you’re happy to rent it for the full 12 month contract (with the option to upgrade or purchase during the term). This is because, if you decide to return your rented pub equipment before the end of the term, you will still be required to pay all the unpaid rental payments up to the end of contract term.

Who is responsible for servicing, maintenance and insurance of the equipment?

As the renter or lessee of the pub equipment, you are responsible for properly insuring it, and arranging and paying for all servicing and maintenance on the pub equipment. If the pub equipment breaks down this is a manufacturer warranty issue and you will need to contact the manufacturer to arrange repair or replacement as per their terms and conditions.