As we move into January, pub pool tables and quiz machines can be a great way to add something new to your pub for the new calendar year, while giving customers an extra reason to come and visit during the remaining weeks of winter.
The new year can see a slump in pub patron numbers as the holiday rush gives way to Dry January, when some people choose to go alcohol-free for a month, as well as general New Year’s resolutions relating to health, diet and tightening of belts.
But pubs offer plenty of health-conscious options, from fresh fruit juices and smoothies, to calorie-controlled menu options, and a good range of entertainment that can entice patrons out of the house on the darker winter evenings.
For many customers, it’s a case of enjoying facilities that they don’t have at home – whether that’s a warmer, cosier setting, open fireplaces and comfy seating, or entertainment like pub pool tables, quiz machines and juke boxes.
Of course all of those things are beneficial for the pub too, as they bring in more repeat visits by regulars, passing trade and represent a direct additional revenue stream derived from the profits of each coin-operated entertainment machine.
What entertainment machines should I put in my pub?
Pub pool tables are always popular, especially if you are in an area where coin-operated pool tables are relatively scarce, and you can easily see 50p or £1 per game dropped every few minutes over the course of a busy evening – with some customers staying for food and drink for as long as there’s a pool table to play on.
Even customers who are not currently playing a frame of pool can stay for longer, as many put their money down on the table and then stay until it is their turn to play.
We can help you to work out if you have the floor space for a full-sized pub pool table, and we have seven-foot and six-foot pool tables so there’s some flexibility to be found there too.
Fruit machines are another great source of revenue and take up less floor space, and again we can help you to understand what you are allowed to have on-site in order to comply with regulations, as well as where to place your fruit machines or quiz machines.
Last but by no means least, a pub juke box can be a fantastic addition. Wall-mounted with minimal footprint required, regularly updated via network connection, and again a source of more revenue than you might think as patrons often queue more and more songs on to the upcoming playlist.