Bristol based dealer QCM Equipment has finished the outfit of Josh Eggleton’s The Pony & Trap gastropub in nearby Chew Magna.
QCM MD Gerry has worked closely with the Michelin-starred chef for several months to design and implement a complete refurbishment of the venue’s kitchen.
The job was split into three distinct phases with a carefully selected team of contractors working 24 hours a day, starting work after the pub closed on a Sunday evening to enable the pub to reopen on the following Tuesday evening.
Although this was a tight timescale, it helped to minimise lost revenue at the pub, even though the refurbishment included new flooring and ceramic wall tiling throughout, re-plastered ceilings and low profile LED lighting, complete rewiring, a new kitchen ventilation system and interlock controls, bespoke kitchen fabrication with granite worktops, and a central pass with two tier heated gantry suspended from the ceiling.
Alongside this, a traditional cookline of outdated modular gas equipment was replaced with a 3.2m bespoke cooking suite from Control Induction.
The suite features the Slider induction hob, two chrome plated planchas, two heavy duty induction plates for stocks, Fri Fri twin tank inset fryers and a rapid halogen rise and fall salamander on an elevated pedestal.
Another feature of the suite is a gas and wood fired inset grill from The Clay Oven Company, a customised version of the Clay Oven Tower Grill.
As the grill runs on both gas and solid fuel, QCM specified and installed the S&S Northern 1750 interlock which not only provides gas cut-off but also carbon monoxide detection.