With the development of its successful restaurant and pubs brands Mitchells & Butlers continues to recognise the benefits of efficient delivery for large volumes of food, drink and related items. For this reason the Cellar Lift continues to be the first choice delivery lift across the company’s estate. It currently operates more than 375 units with the most recent installation taking place last year at The Wellington, a Nicholson’s pub, located on The Strand in London. The oldest Cellar Lift in the estate can be found at the Blue Peter, a Crown Carvery in Alvaston, Derbyshire. This was in fact the very first Cellar Lift installed by Penny Hydraulics in 1989 and it has continued to provide reliable and robust performance for the past 22 years.
The Penny Hydraulics Cellar Lift is a unique handling device that is widely used in pubs and breweries to handle loads such as casks, containers and crates between cellars and bar or delivery areas. Items weighing up to 300kg, enough for a full 54 gallon barrel, are handled with control and precision with no need for manual handling, lifting or carrying. The Cellar Lift avoids the need to roll or drop a container or barrel into the cellar which reduces the risks to staff and bystanders. It also reduces the risk of damage to the load and the building, fixtures and fittings.