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 supplies 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 supplies.

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Perfect when you know what you want, with Lease-to-Keep you get the pub supplies 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 pub equipment. The ultimate flexibility for your franchise pub equipment.

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'I wanted Boundary Tap and Kitchen to be a community focused venue with a family friendly vibe in a residential neighbourhood. I started the pub seven years ago but undertook a major refurbishment a year ago, including front-of-house and kitchen.

'The equipment leasing option made more sense given the total cost of the refurbishment. I generally purchase one of the pieces of equipment from SilverChef every quarter and it has given us really good flexibility to see what works for us in the new kitchen.'

- Jeremy Pearson, Boundary Tap and Kitchen

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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. Get started on the right foot and create a popular place with a great atmosphere. This is only achievable with quality pub equipment to make quality consistent and workflow fast. 

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 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 and wages.

SilverChef can help alleviate the financial strain by taking the cost of pub equipment off the initial capital outlay. If you're looking for flexibility, and you're not 100% sure of the correct size and model of the Pub equipment you're choosing, you could opt for our Rent-Try-Buy product, which allows you to try the equipment in your pub before you decide whether to buy, upgrade or return.

If you know what you want, you're financing more than $10,000 of pub equipment, and you've been in business for more than 12 months, you could choose our Lease-to-Keep option. With Lease-to-Keep you choose your pub equipment, make monthly payments over a four-year term, and own your equipment at the end.

What are the benefits of renting equipment?

Renting pub equipment can be a good alternative to buying outright. 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.

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 equipment rental products. You can decide to upgrade your pub equipment in the first 12 months if you need something bigger and better. You can also decide to purchase it and get a 50% gross 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 new or used 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 can return, or continue renting the equipment.

To choose Lease-to-Keep, you must have been trading for a minimum 12 months, and be financing a minimum of $10,000 in pub equipment. You sign up for a 48-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 you are not in breach of the agreement).

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

If you've chosen Rent-Try-Buy, it’s a good idea to be sure that you’re happy to rent your chosen pub equipment for the full term of the initial 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 supplies. 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.