How can Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants plan their spaces post Covid-19?

With the government’s recent announcement that much of the hospitality industry can open on the 4th July (inc. pubs, cafes and restaurants), landlords and business owners now face the challenge of meeting ‘safe and secure’ requirements at their respective establishments. The challenge is, to accommodate the public convening at their locations whilst respecting the 1 metre distance rule, recently amended from 2 metres. 

How can the drinking and dining experience be catered for at a safe distance?

The very nature of pubs, cafes and restaurants is that they are ‘social’ places. When you think of these places in the traditional sense, you imagine large groups of people standing or sitting in close proximity to others. With the new ruling in place, the approach to layout will be of key importance. For some establishments such a micro-brewery with a smaller public house, the challenge of addressing ‘space’ will be even greater one.

As your customers walk towards your outdoor spaces, not only should they rest reassured that the appropriate space has been left between tables (groups of people), but also, that your business is taking appropriate steps from a sanitation perspective. 

Maintaining a safe and secure environment

The housekeeping needs to be extremely frequent, whether it be cleaning down tables or wiping down chairs immediately after people vacate spaces. In addition, your business will benefit from providing hand sanitising solutions to customers. Something such as our free-standing sanitising dispenser could prove extremely beneficial to your efforts to adhere to current health and safety obligations.

If your business is also seeking protection screens, JB also has some available here.


Our team at JB are wishing you and your business every success upon reopening on the 4th July!

JB Commercial – How To Use Your Outdoor Business Space To Bring Your Customers In: Summer Edition

In the run-up to summer, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time (Covid-19), with your business customers not being able to drink or dine outdoors in the fine weather. Under normal circumstances, it can be tricky to entice people away from the sun to look to tackle a refurb or to attain new commercial furniture. Why should your business even try to, when you can command excellent levels of footfall, profitability AND keeping customers outdoors at your establishment. 

Whilst we are all currently on lockdown, now may be the best time to think about reorganising and refurbishing your outdoor commercial space. There’s little chance of disrupting customers, and enough time to take a step back and plan the space – ready to impress customers when lockdown is lifted and we all can’t wait to jump back into public houses, bars, cafes and restaurants again!

This article is intended for any business owners with outdoor spaces – whether it’s a trendy coffee shop, a quaint British pub with a beer garden, a nice bistro cafe or a romantic restaurant overlooking the beach – and are looking to bring in the summer crowds and keep them there.

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Top 4 Insider Quick Tips To Getting The Perfect Restaurant Dining Space

We get it. The last thing you want to do after walking into a lovely restaurant is to bump your hips (or worse) into an overly-ambitious array of crammed-in tables, chairs, and other diners. We’ve kitted out quite a few restaurants, cafes and bars over the years – from airports to gin bars to the London Savile Club, in fact – and so we come to you with the insider knowledge of tips and tricks to make your restaurant seating layout the best it can be, without the headaches.

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Open Plan Workspace Office Furniture Ideas

Creating and making the best use of Open Plan Layouts is key to getting the most out of any space. We have helped many businesses to create productive, stylish and flexible work areas within Open Plan Workspaces.  We have put together a few ideas that have made these offices a success. Continue reading “Open Plan Workspace Office Furniture Ideas”

Guide to Restaurant Bench, Booth & Banquette Seating

Bench seating is a stylish, space-saving seating solution ideal for restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs. Creating intimate cosy areas for customers to eat and drink provides an element of privacy and allows for great design in a venues interiors. Continue reading “Guide to Restaurant Bench, Booth & Banquette Seating”

Limited Time Only Commercial Furniture Special Offers

Until the 30th November, we have a limited time only offer on some of the popular furniture options in our Commercial Furniture Range. Prices start from as low as £39.95 + VAT and are only available during November. Continue reading “Limited Time Only Commercial Furniture Special Offers”

Industrial Style Commercial Furniture

Many businesses turn to Industrial Furniture for their interiors. While Interior design is constantly evolving as new trends come and go, Industrial décor seems to stand the test of time. Industrial design has had a surge in popularity over the last few years and has been a growing trend with retailers in commercial venues, especially offices and restaurants.

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The UK’s Booming Coffee Culture – Does Your Café Furniture stand out from the rest?

The competition in the competitive Coffee Shop market has never been greater.  In many UK towns and cities we’re confronted with a choice of coffee shop on literally every street.  And with the high street chains represented everywhere along with an increasing variety of smaller independents, its never been more important for Cafés & Coffee Shops to stand out as different and tempt customers through the doors. We’ll take a look at some ideas on how you can get it right.

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