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bar service uk ltd is one of the North West's leaders in the sale, service, repair and rental of bar equipment. We are fully independent and not tied to any manufacturer. We stock various makes and models of bar equipment. We have shown a selection of these on our website. Over the years we have recognised these machines to be extremely reliable and just as importantly, great value for money.

We are not a web based delivery company. We do not drop the machine on your doorstep to leave you with the expense and stress of installation, commissioning or any other problems that can occur. We carry out full and complete installations.

Prior to any installation, we will conduct a site survey, where we offer free, honest and professional advice on your bar equipment needs. This is based our extensive 25+ years experience within the industry. We do not employ sales driven representatives, we only employ qualified and knowledgeable bar equipment engineers.

We also offer this free service to new builds and establishments that are undergoing refurbishments. This service has proved to be invaluable to our clients.

All our machines are mechanical and not over complicated nor over-priced. If parts are required, they are relatively low cost. Our testimonials can confirm this.

We fully install, commission and ensure every machine is working 100% before we leave your site.

We offer maintenance contracts for your existing machines or when any warranties expire. We carry out general repairs and services at your request.

Our rental service provides a cost effective and flexible solution to your bar equipment needs. It does not require lengthy credit checks and can be ended at anytime. All rental machines include a full lifetime warranty, so you don’t have to worry about call out charges or labour charges.

At bar service, we guarantee you peace of mind with our "old fashioned", after- sales service.

Our service levels are what we have built our business and reputation upon. Our response time is second to none and no problem is too large or too small. We strongly believe that sometimes the old fashioned ways and values are the best way forward!

We have a large workshop along with a working showroom. We also stock a large number of loan machines.

"I have worked with barservice and ice service for all my venues over the last few years. From sourcing ice machines, bottle coolers and glasswashers to repairs. They have always been fast at servicing and beat everyone on prices. With ice-service, they have stepped up their game and deliver superb cubed and flaked ice in hygienic stackage boxes. Highly recommended." - Lyndon Higginson (The Captain) , The Liars Club, Cane and Grain, Friday Food Fight, Up in You Grill
"As a busy independent business it is important we use suppliers we can trust and who will react to our needs, which change regularly due to customer demand. Bar services tick all the boxes when it comes to fast, personal service and are on hand 24-7. I would recommend to any bar/restaurant." - Emma Greathead , Beautiful Drinks (Keko Moku, Love Lust Liquor and Burn, Almost Famous, Home Sweet Home)
"We have always found barservice to be competitively priced. They have always delivered an outstanding service and have never let us down." - Jobe Ferguson , The Black Dog Ballroom/Blackdog NWS/The Liars Club
"I've been dealing with Bar Service for nearly 12 months for repairs rented equipment and new / reconditioned purchased equipment. During this time I've found them to be excellent, they are always helpful, they deal with things in a timely manner, they are good communicators, their prices are good and most importantly they understand the business and what I need as an
operations manager I have therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Bar Service." - Tony Sullivan Regional Business Manager, Punch Taverns
"We have used bar service for nearly 12 years now for our catering equipment- whether it be to buy, hire or lease! Not only are we assured of quality but also their standard of service is second to none; we have maintenance contracts on all our equipment and repairs are carried out promptly which is vital to the running of our businesses. We couldn't recommend them enough and will be using them ourselves for many years to come!" - Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka Director, Thomas Restaurant & Bar - The Bay Horse
"barservice have provided bar equipment to Admiral Taverns at selected sites in the north region for the past 4 years. We have found them to be a customer focussed, reliable company that provide products and service at competitive prices." - Admiral Taverns
"I have dealt with barservice for a number of years. Their quick response time to install machines at short notice has to be admired. The staff are always professional, friendly and go that extra mile to ensure a quality service." - Steve Cross , Pub Doctor
"The Campaign for Real Ale has used bar service uk ltd for a number of years at both the prestigious National Winter Ales Festival and the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival, the North West's largest local beer festival. At each festival using the machines provided by bar service uk ltd we wash many thousands of glasses over just three or four days and despite this extremely high intensity I can honestly say that we have never had any problems in all these years. We have found the service provided to be highly efficient and very friendly and I can highly recommend bar service uk ltd." - Jim Flynn , CAMRA
"We have been very impressed with the service we have received from barservice and would not hesitate in recommended them. They are a great team." - Newton Inns
"bar-service uk ltd, have always been quick, reliable and honest when servicing our equipment, We have used bar- service uk ltd for the past 9 years and will continue to do so." - Kro.co.uk
"We called barservice in an emergency as we needed a machine at short notice on a very busy Friday. Kath was really helpful and organised the delivery of a machine a couple of hours later. The Engineer that installed the machine was very professional and helpful and would not leave until the machine was up and running to his or our satisfaction. We now use barservice at all our sites and their commitment to service has never wavered." - Fusion (Europe) Ltd
"bar service has been of terrific assistance to me in our goal for our expansion programme. They have a good understanding of our requirements, and often go beyond the call of duty to see they are fulfilled. And I would have no hesitation in recommending bar service to any operator as they have always provided me with an excellent and a reliable thorough service. Never a call unanswered or query unresolved. I wouldn’t hesitate to use bar service again in the future." - Nei Borgert , Tropeiro restaurants ltd
"Barservice are one of the best catering equipment companies we have had the pleasure of dealing with. We are a small business and the team at Barservice always find a way to fit in with our business' needs and our cashflow. The technical team are helpful and thorough and Kath and Paul will always, without fail, bend over backwards to help us grow. We wouldn't use anyone else" - Tom , The Liquorists
"I have worked with barservice and ice service for all my venues over the last few years. From sourcing ice machines, bottle coolers and glasswashers to repairs. They have always been fast at servicing and beat everyone on prices. With ice-service, they have stepped up their game and deliver superb cubed and flaked ice in hygienic stackage boxes. Highly recommended." - Lyndon Higginson (The Captain) , The Liars Club, Cane and Grain, Friday Food Fight, Up in You Grill
"ice-service are by far the most reliable, fast and friendly ice delivery company we have used. The best ice, with the best storage solutions available. Highly recommended." - Karl Smith Bar Manager, Harvey Nichols (Manchester)
"Fantastic product combined with unrivalled customer service. Highly recommended!" - Ben Tomlinson , Bitter Twisted
"Great quality ice and excellent service." - Ronnie Rees , Ron Tiki Bar, Ronnies - Macclesfield
"Fast, efficient and cheerful service from Kath and the team. Ice is always top quality and delivered on time in great insulated boxes. Wouldn’t use anyone else!" - Sam Fraser , Prolific Ventures Ltd, Manchester Jazz Festival
"Always there when you need them even at the last minute. Great ice quality from "THE ice machine", Hoshizaki. Great service, thank you!" - Christoph Meyer-McElroy , Those Four Mobile Bar Company
"Really impressed with what Ice Service provide. Always respond to orders quickly and provide a good quality product which you can rely on. Would highly recommend." - Dan Pollard , The Violet Hour and Appleton Rum Bus
"Bar Service provided us with a fantastic service for our clients wedding. Efficient, great communication, flexible, reliable and professional! We will definitely use them again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to our event partners. Many thanks." - Lucy McAvoy , PPL Events
"Being used to London style events it was really refreshing to work alongside Bar Service outside of the capital. They were quick on the email response, punctual with deliveries and accommodating with last minute changes." - Jay Du Toit , Sweet and Chilli, London
"bar service supplied the ice at the World Class Bartending Competition. The insulated boxes were able to keep our ice in a useable & quality format for honestly 5 days…. UN-REFRIDGERATED! Such a great help when trying to get good quality ice in the UK anywhere other than London or Manchester. The long shelf life meant we could transport & use the ice in the far north of Scotland! Best cubes around, GO HOSKIZAKI or GO HOME! Thanks again" - Tom Yau , Sweet and Chilli, London
"I’ve used Bar service for many years, fantastic service! Each of our venues over the time were different from Large multi storey nightclubs to small cocktail bars and we find they have equipment that suited all of our needs. Definitely recommended." - Gareth Worthington ,
"Our absolute go to. Used Bar Service since 2009 and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Never had anything other than brilliant service and very competitively priced. Whether it’s new projects, existing maintenance or replacement equipment, Bar Service nail it every time. Outstanding" - Ian Gordon , IKO Ventures: The Mustard Club - The Green Room - The Village - Craft and Co - Liquor and Co
"Across multiple sites, Kath, Paul and the team are always there when needed. I cant fault their service and professionalism. Never once let me down and always ready to go above and beyond to make sure my needs are met! Honest people with a clear and direct problem solving solution. I couldn’t operate without them!" - Nick Parr , Behind Closed Doors
"We’ve been using bar services since we opened in December 2019. We have bottle fridges, glass washer and dish washer. We also get ice delivered never once have they let us down. The service and equipment are brilliant, always professional & reliable. They are fab, we recommend them to anyone, such peace of mind with our equipment and service! Thanks to Kath and the team" - Amy Howard , Howards Neighbourhood
"Couldn’t fault bar-service when ever I run events or do any consulting work I will always recommend them as their service is second to non - always willing to help and go the extra mile. Couldn’t recommend them more. Thank you Kathleen and the team!" - Thomas Pedley , Tipples of Manchester
"absolute life savers these guys, been with them for 3 years now, we have a glass washer and large ice mashine. when we've needed assistance, they have always come on the same day! the equipment is always really good, had a few upgrades with the I've mashine and it's always been a smooth process, 5* all the way" - Katy White ,
"The best professional partner company you can look for in our industry, they always work the extra miles to help and assist you. Fast and responsive team which helps you quickly and efficiently with every problem you have, from machinery break downs to ice shortage. Bills put on hold during both lockdowns (they didn’t have to do that) as they understand this industry inside out. The best! Thanks Paul, Kath and team" - Beppe Piccoli , Vero Moderno
"A Great Family Run Business Who Are Small Enough To Care But Still Able To Look After Our Needs At Short Notice. A Massive Asset to Any Pub Or Bar" - Simon Delaney , The Firbank - Little B - Stonemasons
"Great service as always - used them for years" - Cally Winsper ,
"Fantiasic company for all your needs in our industry . Happy to change to suit your needs and always there when the sa and nothing is too much trouble" - Steve Cross ,
"Excellent service! Came out and had our dishwasher up and running again within half hour and priced up an icemachine & new fridge too! Great service couldn’t recommend enough" - Emma Louise Taylor ,
"We have used Bar Service for the last 5 years , leasing an ice machine , using their ice service , and this week purchasing a new glass machine Kath Paul Nick, in fact the whole team are brilliant, prices spot on , it's the personal service that makes us keep on using them and recommending them. 10/10 guys Team Vanilla X" - Steph Kay ,
"Fantastic Service. 3 Hours from Ordering a Glass Washer to being Installed and Working. Many Thanks." - Mike Taylor , The Olde Town House
"Fantastic service, fantastic people thank you." - Glenn Branagan ,
"I have worked with barservice and ice service for all my venues over the last few years. From sourcing ice machines, bottle coolers and glasswashers to repairs. They have always been fast at servicing and beat everyone on prices. With ice-service, they have stepped up their game and deliver superb cubed and flaked ice in hygienic stackage boxes. Highly recommended." - Lyndon Higginson , Bunny Jacksons, Junkyard Golf, They Bay Horse, The Liars Club, Cane and Grain, Crazy Pedros
"As a busy independent business it is important we use suppliers we can trust and who will react to our needs, which change regularly due to customer demand. Bar services tick all the boxes when it comes to fast, personal service and are on hand 24-7. I would recommend to any bar/restaurant." - Emma Greathead , Beautiful Drinks (Keko Moku, Love Lust Liquor and Burn, Almost Famous, Home Sweet Home)
"We have always found barservice to be competitively priced. They have always delivered an outstanding service and have never let us down." - Jobe Ferguson , The Black Dog Ballroom/Blackdog NWS/The Liars Club/Crazy Pedros
"I've been dealing with Bar Service for 3 Years months for repairs rented equipment and new / reconditioned purchased equipment. During this time I've found them to be excellent, they are always helpful, they deal with things in a timely manner, they are good communicators, their prices are good and most importantly they understand the business and what I need as anoperations manager I have therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Bar Service." - Tony Sullivan Regional Business Manager, Admiral Taverns / Punch Partnership
"We have used bar service for nearly 12 years now for our catering equipment- whether it be to buy, hire or lease! Not only are we assured of quality but also their standard of service is second to none; we have maintenance contracts on all our equipment and repairs are carried out promptly which is vital to the running of our businesses. We couldn't recommend them enough and will be using them ourselves for many years to come!" - Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka , Director Thomas Restaurant & Bar - Director The Bay Horse
"barservice have provided bar equipment to Admiral Taverns at selected sites in the north region for the past 7 years. We have found them to be a customer focussed, reliable company that provide products and service at competitive prices." - Admiral Taverns ,
"I have dealt with barservice for a number of years. Their quick response time to install machines at short notice has to be admired. The staff are always professional, friendly and go that extra mile to ensure a quality service." - Steve Cross , Pub Doctor
"The Campaign for Real Ale has used bar service uk ltd for a number of years at both the prestigious National Winter Ales Festival and the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival, the North West's largest local beer festival. At each festival using the machines provided by bar service uk ltd we wash many thousands of glasses over just three or four days and despite this extremely high intensity I can honestly say that we have never had any problems in all these years. We have found the service provided to be highly efficient and very friendly and I can highly recommend bar service uk ltd." - Jim Flynn , CAMRA
"We have been very impressed with the service we have received from barservice and would not hesitate in recommended them. They are a great team." - Newton Inns ,
"bar-service uk ltd, have always been quick, reliable and honest when servicing our equipment, We have used bar- service uk ltd for the past 9 years and will continue to do so." - Kro.co.uk ,
"We called barservice in an emergency as we needed a machine at short notice on a very busy Friday. Kath was really helpful and organised the delivery of a machine a couple of hours later. The Engineer that installed the machine was very professional and helpful and would not leave until the machine was up and running to his or our satisfaction. We now use barservice at all our sites and their commitment to service has never wavered." - Fusion (Europe) Ltd ,
"bar service has been of terrific assistance to me in our goal for our expansion programme. They have a good understanding of our requirements, and often go beyond the call of duty to see they are fulfilled. And I would have no hesitation in recommending bar service to any operator as they have always provided me with an excellent and a reliable thorough service. Never a call unanswered or query unresolved. I wouldn’t hesitate to use bar service again in the future." - Nei Borgert , Tropeiro restaurants ltd
"Barservice are one of the best catering equipment companies we have had the pleasure of dealing with. We are a small business and the team at Barservice always find a way to fit in with our business' needs and our cashflow. The technical team are helpful and thorough and Kath and Paul will always, without fail, bend over backwards to help us grow. We wouldn't use anyone else" - Tom , The Liquorists
"bar service supplied the ice at the World Class Bartending Competition. The insulated boxes were able to keep our ice in a useable & quality format for honestly 5 days…. UN-REFRIDGERATED! Such a great help when trying to get good quality ice in the UK anywhere other than London or Manchester. The long shelf life meant we could transport & use the ice in the far north of Scotland! Best cubes around, GO HOSKIZAKI or GO HOME! Thanks again" - Tom Yau , Sweet & Chilli London
"bar service have provided bar equipment to Admiral Taverns at selected sites in the north region for the past 2 years. We have found them to be a customer focussed, reliable company that provide products and service at competitive prices." - Admiral Taverns ,
"I have dealt with bar service for a number of years. Their quick response time to install machines at short notice has to be admired. The staff are always professional, friendly and go that extra mile to ensure a quality service." - Steve Cross , Pub Doctor
"The Campaign for Real Ale has used bar service uk ltd for a number of years at both the prestigious National Winter Ales Festival and the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival, the North West's largest local beer festival. At each festival using the machines provided by bar service uk ltd, we wash many thousands of glasses over just three or four days and despite this extremely high intensity I can honestly say that we have never had any problems in all these years. We have found the service provided to be highly efficient and very friendly and I can highly recommend bar service uk ltd." - Jim Flynn , CAMRA
"We have been very impressed with the service we have received from bar service and would not hesitate in recommended them. They are a great team." - Newton Inns ,
"bar-service uk ltd, have always been quick, reliable and honest when servicing our equipment, We have used bar service uk ltd for the past 7 years and will continue to do so." - kro.co.uk ,
"We have used bar service for nearly ten years now for our catering equipment - whether it be to buy, hire or lease! Not only are we assured of quality but also their standard of service is second to none; we have maintenance contracts on all our equipment and repairs are carried out promptly which is vital to the running of our businesses. We couldn't recommend them enough and will be using them ourselves for many years to come!" - Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka Director / Bar Director, Thomas Restaurant & The Bay Horse
"We have always found bar service to be competitively priced. They have always delivered an outstanding service and have never let us down." - Jobe Ferguson , The Black Dog Ballroom/Blackdog NWS/The Liars Club
"Bar service are an essential service for our restaurant. Always efficient, supportive and quick to deal With any issues promptly. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!" - Elnecot Ancoats ,
"I’ve worked with bar services for a long time now - They’re always helpful, professional, and impressively friendly. Service is always fantastic and completed on time. Working with bar services during new openings as well as ongoing maintenance has always been pleasure." - Kay Carroll-Gray Area Manager, Junkyard Golf Club
"We here at Atlas Bar have been using Bar Service for a few years now. We have always found the team easy to deal with and super responsive, whenever we have had an issue. The equipment they provide is top drawer too!" - Mark Wrigley Owner, Atlas Bar, Manchester
"I have used bar services for many years now, and they are always there when we need them. The company is very personable and I use them just as much for the quailty of their work, as I do for their friendly service." - Matt Robson Director, Blackdog Ballroom - Dogbowl - NQ64 Arcade Bar
"I am writing to thank you and everybody for all the help you gave the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival last week. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned. This year was an incredible success with every session recording a higher attendance than last year and overall a record, fifteen thousand festival goers enjoyed a tremendous event. Having as a result washed over ten thousand glasses this was very much achieved with your assistance, for which we are very grateful." - Jim Flynn Sponsorship Manager, Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
"Have been using bar service for over 2 years now! Kath and her team can’t do enough for you, they even fitted our ice machine on a Saturday. Highly recommended!" - Stage and Radio Manchester
"We have using bar and ice-service for the past 5 years. They have worked closely with us in all our venues. They have been very consistent in the service they have given us, often going out of their way to make sure our bars are running smoothly. All the machines that they provide are of the highest quality. Our opening times are relatively awkward, not opening until late in the afternoon every day. They have worked around this, sending out Engineers and ice deliveries in the evening and at weekends. We are very happy with the customer service which they deliver every single time." - James O'Gara , LOST IN TOKYO/GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION
"I am writing to thank you and everybody at Bar-Service UK for all the help you gave the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival last week. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned. This year was a great success with over thirteen and half thousand festival goers, despite the Festival opening one less session to the public this year and beer sales per head were well up! This huge achievement was very much accomplished with your assistance (we washed over ten thousand glasses), for which we are very grateful." - MANCHESTER BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL 2017
"We just wanted to say thank you for all your support during this difficult and uncertain time. Your unprompted help was greatly appreciated and we really value the personal service we have received from you and your team." - Nick and Trish , Sip West Didsbury
"I bought a Glasswasher from bar-service a year ago and it works exactly the same as the day it was installed. I also buy the chemical from them too and it is by far the best I've ever used" - Dave Redrose Owner, Corbieres Wine Cavern
"It’s a pleasure working with you, your company has been exceptional over the past year." - Lesley Humphrys Managing Director, Toastie Taverns Ltd
"If there's ever a problem with our machines, bar-service are there straight away to sort it out. Very friendly and get the job done!" - El Capo
"I am writing to thank you for all the assistance you gave the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival last week. With attendance over the five thousand, pints sold per head well up and a record recruitment of new CAMRA members the Festival cannot be said to be anything but a massive success. This achievement was in no small measure due to the help you gave us." - STOCKPORT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL 2016
"Heroes! Been using Kath and the team at Bar Service for ten years, never let us down and bailed us out last minute more times than we can remember. Wouldn’t go anywhere else." - Ian Gordon , The Green Room, The Village, Mustard Club, Craft and Company, Liquor and Co - IKO Ventures
"I’ve been working alongside Barservice my whole professional career in Manchester. They’ve always been professional, punctual, helpful throughout, In fact they’ve helped me open my own business in 2016. Lovely people who I now consider as friends through working together so closely. Couldn’t recommend them enough for all your equipment hire, service on your machines with a smile and the best ice providers in the greater Manchester area." - Barry Van Goethem , Grape to Grain Prestwich / Grape to Grain Ramsbottom
"I am writing to thank you for all the assistance you gave the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival last week. Please forward my thanks to all concerned. Until just before the Champions League Final started on Saturday we were very significantly up on last year’s numbers through the door (including a record number of advance ticket sales) and in front on sales. The match did have an effect but nevertheless the Festival was a tremendous success, and this was in no small measure due to the help you gave us." - STOCKPORT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL 2019
"We have been using bar service for a number of years now and have never had any problems when dealing with them. The equipment provided is always of the highest quality and their maintenance team I have found friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I would have no problems in recommending bar service" - Rick McClean Director, Paddy Mac Leisure Ltd
"Bar Service always go the extra mile and have never let me down" - Nick Parr , Behind Closed Doors
"Hi Kath, Just a quick email to let you know how lovely the engineers were today. Professional, tidy, polite and very funny too. 5 star service - thank you" - Hazel O’Keefe , Tribeca Manchester
"Hi Kath, Big thanks for the speed of response. The lads were a life saver as always." - Cai Anderson Manager, Feel Good Club