Guide: How to choose plastic pint glasses

With so many plastic pint glasses available to buy, which ones do you choose?

Every glass is different, so we’ve put together a guide to help you make the right choice when buying your glasses.

Quality is guaranteed with all the plastic glasses at Inn Supplies – no matter what the type is.

Low-cost glasses

Low cost pint glasses

For many, the price is the most important factor.

Flexi pint glasses provide value-for-money and feature a slightly opaque appearance.

Made from polypropylene, the plastic has a high degree of natural flexibility which makes it very resistant to cracking or other similar damage. When squashed, it leaves no small shards of plastic.

These types of glasses are used throughout Europe and deliver a consistent value, year-in-year-out. Glasses are CE Marked and suitable for commercial use.

Eco-friendlier glasses

Biodegradable pint glasses

PLA biodegradable pint glasses offer a great environmentally friendly alternative to traditional oil-based plastic glasses.  

Perfect for beer, cider, or any cold drinks, these glasses are made from PLA, a renewable material which will degrade in landfill. Glasses are CE Marked and suitable for commercial use.

Strong glasses

Strong pint glasses

Katerglass pint glasses are widely known as one of the strongest pint glasses available.

These glasses offer unparalleled strength because they are made from tough polypropylene plastic. Slightly flexible, glasses offer a premium feel.

Thick sidewalls guarantee durability and rolled rims remove sharp edges. Glasses are CE Marked and suitable for commercial use.

Unbreakable glasses

Reusable pint glasses

If your pint glass must be reusable and unbreakable, a crystal polystyrene or polycarbonate glass is the one to choose.

Reusable pint glasses come in two ranges.

Our ECON range includes cost-effective “light use” products, whilst the ELITE range offers a more premium and heavier feel. Glasses are CE Marked where stated and suitable for commercial use.

Find further information about the differences between ECON and ELITE here.

Sizes available

  • 8oz – Soft drinks
  • 10oz – Half pint to brim
  • 12oz – Half pint to line
  • 20oz – Pint to brim
  • 22oz – Pint to line
  • 40oz – Oversize 2 pint

Visit the website to find great prices on pint glasses and half pint glasses today.

For special prices with bulk orders and pallet quantities, please contact us.

Are cup carriers recyclable?

Cup carriers have become a must-have for coffee shops and fast-food businesses.

Carriers available on the market today are commonly made of pulp fibre, which is made by combining water and recycled paper. This also includes recycled newspapers and similar recycled materials.

Made from such sustainable material means that they are recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.

The natural insulating properties of these carriers also makes them perfectly suited to hot drinks, tolerant up to 100°C.

An eco-friendlier solution to plastic

A cup carrier can hold similar qualities to plastic. But perhaps not as strong as a plastic carrier, it is still sturdy for all types of drinks and flexible by design.

4 cup carriers with cafe mocha and weave ripple cups
4 cup carriers alongside cafe mocha and weave ripple cups

It doesn’t contribute to landfill, leaving no unnecessary waste.

How to recycle cup carriers

Moulded pulp can be recycled using your local council recycling scheme or composted at home.

Even if it isn’t recycled, moulded pulp can biodegrade in as little as 6 months.

Our 2-cup carriers and 4-cup carriers are frequently bought with ripple cups for takeaway coffee, and wooden stirrers.

Wooden cutlery packs now available in smaller volumes

We are pleased to offer wooden cutlery packs in packs of 25 and 50 for our customers.

Each pack contains a fork, knife, and spoon, all ethically sourced and made from virgin grade birch wood.

Wooden Cutlery Packs

Easy to store, wooden cutlery packs have helped prevent unnecessary contact during lockdown and have been popular for takeaways and delivery businesses.

Bulk cases of 500 packs are also available at a discounted price online.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy wooden cutlery?

If you are looking for wooden cutlery, then look no further than Inn Supplies.

We offer a vast range of recyclable cutlery at affordable prices. This includes all types of cutlery as well as bamboo skewers, chopsticks and toothpicks.

Can wooden cutlery be recycled?

Yes it can.

Is wooden cutlery biodegradable?

Our wooden cutlery pieces are made of virgin grade birch wood which means it can biodegrade within months of disposal.

Beer gardens expected to be back open in April

Beer Garden Catering Supplies In Lockdown

Pubs and restaurants could be able to serve outdoor meals and drinks in April, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in his four-step “road map” on Monday.

The PM said from 12 April, Brits will be able to meet in beer gardens with the Rule of Six or a larger group of no more than two households.

This will be followed by the opening of pubs and restaurants indoors on 17 May, with social distancing restrictions remaining in place.

Unlike before, however, there will be no curfew, or substantial meal rule, but customers must remain seated and not order at the bar.

Other venues due to open on 12 April include non-essential retail, hairdressers, salons and attractions such as zoos. Gyms will also reopen, although indoor mixing will not be allowed.

The prime minster stated that the lifting of restrictions will be made on the latest data at every step outlined in the road map.

Do you need a supplier?

Inn Supplies is continuing to supply businesses within the hospitality sector.

Visit the website to find great prices on disposable and reusable catering supplies today.

Inn Supplies unveils a brand new website for 2021

Inn Supplies Launches New Website

Today, Inn Supplies is proud to unveil its brand new website.

After several months of speaking to customers and designing, we’re proud of the work that has been done to modernise our web presence. The website has been designed to better reflect our expertise in disposable catering supplies.

A whole new experience

A host of features promise to make the website more user-friendly. This includes a brand new and speedy interface, updated content and an easier navigation system to find products more quickly.

Inn Supplies Launches New Website

Everything at your fingertips

Our website is now fully mobile-friendly, which makes it easier to search for products and make orders with the click of a button.

We’ve also improved the customer account interface. This allows registered users to make repeat orders, access invoices, update information, manage reviews and newsletter subscriptions.

Quick tips

  • Are you searching for a SKU? Type it in the search bar
  • Are you looking for a product with a specific size e.g. 12oz? Type it in the search bar for quick results
  • Do you need a lid to fit your cup or container? Look on the same page for the recommended lids to fit
  • You can chat to our representatives on the website Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Your opinions matter

We will always try to improve the experience our customers have when visiting our website. If you have any comments we’d love to hear from you, so feel free to email us on sales@innsupplies.com.

Discounted catering supplies for January 2021

Businesses have suffered a great deal during this pandemic.

We wanted to make things easier for business owners up and down the country, so we cut 10% off on selected products as we reopened for business in the New Year.

Great deals

Leak-proof boxes

Takeaway food boxes

Our leak-proof boxes come in a variety of sizes and feature an interlocking lid which keeps its contents secure. Suitable for hot food, the boxes are microwave safe for convenience. Biodegradable options are also available.

Great for: Food delivery businesses.

Plastic containers

Plastic food containers

Plastic containers with matching lids help keep food secure. This makes them great for storage as well as delivery. These containers are also microwave and freezer safe.

Great for: Restaurants, kitchens and food delivery businesses.

Sauce pots

Sauce pots and containers

Our sauce pots continue to be best-sellers during lockdown. They come in 2oz and 4oz sizes and keep condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise secure inside.

Great for: Restaurants, cafes, mobile caterers and food delivery businesses.

To receive updates on our special offers throughout the year, you can sign up to our newsletter.

Hoping for a better year ahead

We are back open for business and dispatch orders while we can do so safely following government guidance.

Orders are delivered in 1-2 working days with standard shipping and next day for an additional fee. Orders over £100 qualify for free shipping.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Reopening date Inn Supplies

It’s that time of the year we announce we are closing for Christmas.

This means that we will not be taking orders online until the Saturday 2 January 2021.

Our offices will reopen in the morning of Monday 4 January 2021 and the team will dispatch all orders on the day.

We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Your deliveries

All orders have been dispatched.

If you have a problem, please email us and we will respond immediately when we return.

Returns

Before sending anything back to us, please email us outlining the reason for your return with your name and order ID.

Quotes, tech support and other enquiries

You may email us with any enquiries and we will respond when we return.

Contact us here.

Christmas opening hours 2020

Inn Supplies Christmas Opening Times

Our offices will be closed this year between Christmas and New Year.

The last day to place an order is Tuesday 22 December 2020.

As we expect a busy period in the coming weeks, we urge you to place your orders ahead of time to ensure dispatch and delivery of your supplies.

Our offices will reopen in the morning of Monday 4 January 2021 and will dispatch all orders on the day as we return to business.

We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

New: Prep pinch bowls for kitchens and condiments

We are excited to announce the arrival of new preparation bowls into the warehouse.

Prep Bowls For Caterers

A popular choice in kitchens, institutions and catering businesses, these bowls come in four different sizes and are a great accessory to use when preparing food in the kitchen or displaying snacks and dishes to customers.

The bowls are made from polycarbonate material and help minimise breakages.

You can be sure to be confident in the product. It has been tested in excess of 1,000 glass washer cycles and is virtually unbreakable.

48 x 2.5″ prep bowls for 14.50
48 x 3″ prep bowls for 15.95
48 x 4″ prep bowls for 17.90
48 x 5″ prep bowls for 22.25

Product details

  • 2.5”, 3”, 4” and 5” sizes available.
  • Clear in colour.
  • Tested in excess of 1,000 cycles.
  • Virtually unbreakable bowls.

Perfect for

  • Condiments and sauces for customers.
  • Snacks on tables and countertops.
  • Chef/kitchen cooking prep.

Wooden cutlery packs – Eco-friendly alternatives for caterers

We are pleased to announce our individually packed wooden cutlery packs are available to buy.

Wooden cutlery has become increasingly popular for food catering businesses exploring eco-friendlier alternatives to plastic.

Wooden cutlery pack

Minimise contact

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to businesses in the country.

Packed disposables have offered a solution to businesses aiming to reduce contact wherever possible. Not only are packed disposables convenient for storage, they reduce contact compared to separate individual pieces. They are also easy to dispose of.

Product details

  • Renewable and recyclable.
  • 1 case contains 500 wrapped packs.
  • Ethically sourced from well managed forests.
  • Individually packed containing three pieces (fork, knife and spoon).
  • Width (60mm), Length (210mm).