The pub and bar sector is incredibly diverse, covering a huge range of food and drink outlets – from the traditional local to the gastro pub, from the chic hostelry to the sports bar.
One thing they all need is refrigeration, and because their needs are so diverse Williams has developed a wide range of models that includes bottle coolers, bottle wells, kitchen storage and prep models, salad units, low level cabinets, under broiler counters and wine towers.
Many kitchens in pubs and bars have very limited space, that’s why Williams slimmed down products have all the features and qualities of their conventional versions, but in a compact format.
These innovative models deliver space saving solutions – fitting in where standard fridges would simply be too big.
Back of bar, it’s essential that your refrigeration keeps bottles cold - even if doors are opened often. But the refrigeration also needs to look great. Williams’ back bar range is efficient, stylish and eye-catching.
Williams: A comprehensive choice
Williams’ comprehensive range of commercial refrigeration equipment is designed to meet the needs of every pub and bar kitchen, whatever the size, shape or budget.
The range offers superb flexibility, thanks to our ability to adapt equipment to suit your application.
All off which means Williams can help you maximise the efficiency of your kitchen.
Back Bar equipment
Stylish, efficient and hard-wearing bottle coolers and wells
In terms of refrigeration, the most essential piece of back bar equipment is the bottle cooler. Our back bar bottle coolers are designed to cope with the demands of a busy venue, operating efficiently to maintain temperature as doors continually open and close.
They are robust enough to survive a punishing level of wear and tear. However, they also look stylish and display premium bottled drinks to eye-catching effect.
They maintain an interior temperature of 4ºC to 10ºC, ensuring drinks are refreshing when served. They can be free standing, fitted under a back bar worktop or on shelving to give the impression of double stacking.
The bottle coolers are available as single, double and triple-door units, manufactured in stainless steel or hard-wearing black PVC-coated steel.
Glass doors and effective lighting ensure an attractive display, while adjustable shelves enable different sized bottles and cans to be stored efficiently.
Top loading bottle wells are ideal for back bar areas with high volume bottle sales, as they are designed for quick, efficient service and are easy to restock.
The Williams Bottle Well features a built-in bottle opener and cap catcher, as well as a security lock.
Flexible preparation solutions
In busy pub kitchens, having fresh ingredients on hand is key. Our range of prep equipment allows for ingredients to be stored safely and prepared in advance, saving time during busy periods.
Williams Salad Units come in a variety of sizes and allow for easy preparation of ingredients its integral chopping board and undercounter storage for ingredients mean everything is conveniently at hand.
What happens when you need a prep station but you don’t have space for one?
The Williams PW4 Prep Well is a compact, mobile solution that can be moved around the kitchen to wherever it is needed, ensuring fresh ingredients are always on hand.
The Thermowell is a refrigerated countertop unit designed to keep ingredients chilled and easily accessible for chefs, including the new ‘mini’ TW4 model, which holds two 1/3 or four 1/6 Gastronorm containers.
These reduced-depth, light in weight units can be either placed on top of existing counters, or wall mounted to free up work space.
Back of house / kitchen refrigerated storage
Durable refrigerated storage for any application
For the professional pub kitchen, our Jade cabinets and counters are sleek and efficient kitchen workhorses. Available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, and they’ll help reduce running costs too. In fact, the Jade HJC2 is officially the UK’s most energy-efficient counter, according to the Carbon Trust. Meanwhile, the Jade Slimline counters can be squeezed into the smallest of spaces.
Williams’ innovative Smartstore coldroom feature a space-saving pod refrigeration system. They’re easy to live with, since they can be serviced without disturbing the room’s contents. They can even be supplied as weather-proof, external coldrooms.
Our Under Broiler Counters offer space-saving, low-level refrigeration designed to hold chargrills and griddles – so the cooking appliance sits on top of the refrigeration, keeping everything to hand for the chef.
Blast chillers and freezers used to be thought of as only suitable for big kitchens. But Williams’ WBC10 can blast chill or freeze 10kg of food and fits snugly under any standard counter top. It’s the ideal model for pubs with limited space. Of course, we also offer a wide range of blast chiller freezers, so whatever size and application you need, we have it covered.