Must-Have Items For Reopening Your Indoor Dining

With the hospitality industry set to open their doors and welcome their customers back for inside dining from May 17th 2021, there's no better time to consider your must-have items for the occasion.

And, of course: with high winds and rain experienced across much of the UK over recent days, this will come as a great relief for many Brits; gone are the days of sheltering under umbrellas and wrapping up in blankets whilst sitting in the pub garden - well, almost!


Of course, with social distancing and other Covid-secure measures all required for a safe reopening, we've got all the items your business could need, including social distancing floor stickers, branded hand sanitiser and more.

And it doesn't end there! We've got a whole range of items to freshen up your establishment, including full colour beer mats, promotional beer glasses, custom parasols and so much more!

How Can Pubs & Restaurants Stay Covid-Secure?

With the UK going to great lengths to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and restrictions now being slowly lifted, we can all still play our part in keeping the virus under control. At Total Merchandise, we have a wide range of health and safety items that are ideal for your pub, cafe or restaurant - and all printed with your logo and branding for an extra smart touch.

Ensuring your hospitality setting adheres to the government's social distancing guidelines is key to guaranteeing not only the wellbeing of your team and customers but also your business, too. The government has outlined a clear set of social distancing rules, including:

  • People will still need to order, eat and drink while seated
  • People will be able to meet inside in groups of six people, or two households of any size
  • Groups situated outside will be able to have up to 30 people
  • Face coverings need to be worn unless seated
  • Every customer aged 16 and over must check in with the NHS test and trace app, or provide contact details

With that in mind, it's important your business is prepared for the reopening of indoor dining with must-have social distancing items - and we've got a wide range available! Discover some of our favourite ideas below and browse our full range of social distancing products and must-have items for reopening pubs and bars.

Countertop Screen Shields

These are the perfect solution to safely separating tills or tables. Made from clear acrylic, allowing for straightforward communication with appropriate social distancing precautions, these dividers are great non-permanent additions to your establishment. And, supplied as plain stock, they can be with from just three working days!

Double Layer Branded Reusable Face Masks

Help your employees and diners feel safe by providing your team with their own branded face masks, printed with your logo to make a smart addition to staff uniforms. Machine washable, these reusable masks can be worn time after time.

Wall Mounted Hand Sanitiser Dispenser

Make sure your hospitality setting has hand sanitiser available for both your team members and customers to use. Our Wall Mounted Hand Sanitiser Dispenser is a fuss-free way of ensuring everyone can sanitise their hands and with a practical automatic sensor, they're also touch-free! 

We also offer plenty of different sized hand sanitiser products, including 5 Litre Hand Sanitiser Refill Tubs - perfect for keeping your dispensers topped up - 250ml and 500ml Pump Hand Sanitisers and even 120ml Hand Sanitisers, which are all perfect for keeping on-site.

How Can You Keep Your Branding On Full Display?

So, your customers are in your establishment but noticing your brand goes further than just a one-off visit. That's why we're here to help with our selection of hospitality essentials emblazoned with your business logo and message.

For example, our Beer Mats are a must-have for any pub, restaurant, hotel or cafe! Printed with your design in full colour to the entire surface, your diners will see your branding every single time they pick up their chosen tipple. Not to mention, they also prevent damage to your countertops. What's not to love?

Branded beer mats printed with your design from Total Merchandise
Beer Mats

From £0.11

On a similar note, why not personalise your glasses with your establishment's name or logo? With our popular Conical Pint Glasses, your branding will be seen with every sip. We also have a range of wine glasses, shot glasses, highball glasses, tumblers and more, all available to be printed or etched with your design.

If logo exposure with every sip is what you're looking for, then our Printed Eco Paper Staws could be for you - and they're also a great way to show your business is taking environmental concerns seriously, too. 

Another great way of getting your pub, restaurant or cafe's logo in front of your customers is with corporate clothing, which makes a smart option for your staff's uniform. Whether you opt for a t-shirt or an apron, once printed with your logo, your branding will be seen every time your customers are served.

Short Aprons in Black
Short Aprons

From £4.14

Our range of promotional products for pubs, bars and restaurants has all you could need to ensure your setting is ready to open its doors to indoor dining. Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or send an email to! Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Alexandra Horridge | Digital Marketing Executive

With five years of experience across both agency and client-side digital marketing, Ally brings a wide range of expertise to the TM team. Ally possesses the technical and creative abilities to create engaging promotional merchandise content and paid media campaigns. A keen photographer, Ally also takes many of the shots you'll see in our articles and social posts. Outside of work, she assists at a local smallholding and has developed a love for all animals, including her African Grey Parrot - Maxwell.

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