Plastic straw ban in England comes into force

The government has now made it illegal in almost all circumstances for businesses to give plastic straws to customers.

Along with the plastic straw ban, exemptions are still in place to protect disabled people and those with medical conditions to request a plastic straw when visiting a pub or restaurant and purchase them from pharmacies.

With increasing focus on cleaner oceans, protecting the environment and reducing plastic waste, we have removed the lines from sale online.

Paper and biodegradable straws are still available to buy, and both have gained huge traction against their plastic counterparts over the years.

Red Stripe Paper Straws
Boxes of paper straws from £2.44
Compostable Black Paper Straws
Boxes of biodegradable straws from £2.44

We are keen to promote the ethical and environmentally compliant use of disposable products wherever possible.

For any enquiries on plastic straws, the ban and how we can help supply to your business, please contact us.

Halloween catering supplies for events, parties and weddings

Halloween catering supplies

Halloween is coming.

So whether you’re organising a party, hosting an event or overhauling your shop, we have the catering supplies for you.

1. Paper cups

Halloween black hot drink cups

If you’re a café, coffee shop or bistro, you may look to switching your paper cups to reflect your Halloween theme.

Our black ripple cups are designed with the coffee-to-go market in mind. Three layers of insulating board ensure fingers are not burnt whilst drinking.

2. Plastic glasses and cups

Halloween black champagne flutes

Plastic cups are sure to impress your guests. Browse our range of black champagne flutes, soft drink cups and wineglasses. Our smoothie cups are also great for serving Halloween treats.

If you’re seeking sturdier glasses, you can head on over to view our ELITE range. These glasses are designed for use in venues and even household parties.

3. Napkins

Halloween black napkins

Our wide range of napkins can suit all occasions. Choose among red, black, orange and lime green napkins as well as many more.

4. Banquet rolls

Halloween black banquet rolls for dinners and weddings

Our paper banquet rolls are available in a range of lengths (from 8-100m) and are ideal for any table-top setting. With Halloween around the corner, we expect black, orange and lime green colours to be best-sellers.

Chat to us

With a new chat system on our website, you can now chat to us live Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have.

Prices cut on CE Marked Pint/Half Pint Tumblers, free UK shipping available

CE Marked Pint Half Pint Tumblers Beer Cups

We’ve pleased to announce we’ve cut prices on our range of flexible pint and half pint tumblers.

Popular with events and venues, these sturdy cups are vacuum formed and are a common economic alternative to our Katerglass injection-moulded tumblers.

Our prices are competitive and great for licensed premises open and/or looking to reopen for business.

10oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
10oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 50 for £1.25
12oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE)
12oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 1000 for £19.95
20oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
20oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 50 for £1.75
22oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
22oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 1000 for £31.25

Why order at Inn Supplies?

  • Trusted sales support
  • Same day dispatch on orders made before 1pm
  • Free shipping on orders over £100

For any questions regarding your custom and bulk orders, please email sales@innsupplies.com and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Disposable canteen supplies for reopening UK schools

It has been announced that schools and colleges are to reopen in September, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to fall.

We have therefore received many queries from school staff who wish to increase safety in school as they open the doors once again.

A disposable lunch

School kitchens will reopen from the start of the autumn term and have been advised by the government to comply with the covid-19 guidance for food businesses.

Here at Inn Supplies, we have seen an increasing demand by schools for disposable food boxes. Used once and recycled, there is no need to handle the box after use and no need to clean.

Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 1-compartment containers
Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 2-compartment containers
Disposable Cutlery For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable cutlery

We are able to supply a variety of boxes suitable for hot and cold food with compostable and biodegradable options also available.

Kitchen cutlery is also being exchanged for disposable cutlery to ensure surfaces are not touched unnecessarily.

Catch it, bin it, kill it

The government has also advised schools to ensure they have a good supply of disposable tissues to implement the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach in each classroom and have enough to top up regularly.

Canteen Napkins Disposable UK
Single Ply napkins (30cm)

We’re happy to help

If you are a school or educational institution, we are happy to provide a discount on your order. Bulk orders are available on all products. Please email sales@innsupplies.com.

Businesses returning to work safely as lockdown eases

Returning to work slowly and safely is the next challenge facing businesses across the UK.

The country will see a gradual reopening of businesses from 15 June and business-owners will need to take the best steps to return to work safely.

As with stores that have been open during lockdown, businesses will be encouraged to put up signs reinforcing social distancing rules and local authorities will be doing spot checks. Among other rules, customers will also be encouraged to use hand sanitiser and to avoid touching items while they’re browsing.  

Advice from the Government

The government has published Covid-19 guidance to support businesses to reopen and for workers to feel confident and safe to return to work.

A range of coronavirus business support schemes are also available using the business support finder tool.

You may be interested in

Here at Inn Supplies, we are seeing an increasing amount of businesses ordering stock once again ahead of their reopening. We’ve also noticed that disposable items, which can be used once and recycled, are rising in popularity.

Our current best-sellers include disposable takeaway boxes, burger boxes and noodle boxes, disposable paper cups and disposable smoothie cups.

12oz Smoothie Cups (50) for £1.99 (lids separate)
No 3 PLA Biodegradable Food Box (200) for £33.50
12oz Brown Kraft Deli Soup Cups (500) for £28.80

For any questions about our products, please email sales@innsupplies.com. Our team are happy to help.

New products and updates

bio ripple groupRegular visitors will have noticed we’ve launched a record number of new product ranges this year, a quick flip through our blog updates will show how many new items we’ve added to our range lately. We tend to announce the arrival of any new products with a blog update with an overview of the item details and link to the product pages etc, however we’ve decided to add a dedicated “new products” page so you can see the most recently added items on our site. You can find this at: https://innsupplies.com/new-products.

The bulk of new products over the past 12 months have been biodegradable tableware and catering supplies. This is a reaction to massively increased market demand for biodegradable items. We’ve sought to offer a biodegradable alternative to the majority of our range for customers who want to switch to these products.

In addition to the usual site updates we also publish lots of pictures (and indeed special offers) on our Instagram page, make sure you follow us to stay up to date with new items and promotions: https://www.instagram.com/innsupplies/

As with any items from our product catalogue,  we’re happy to send samples of anything you’d like to see prior to purchase, simply get in touch with our friendly sales team.

2018 Christmas / New Year Opening Hours

bluetreeThe last day for dispatch of goods before Christmas is Thursday 20th December, orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after this time will be delivered in the New Year when we reopen on Wednesday 2nd 2019.

Our offices are closed between Christmas and New Year; please ensure you order any supplies you may require during this time by our cut-off time on Thursday 20th.

Deliveries in the New Year start from Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Happy Christmas and New Year from everyone at Inn Supplies

2015 Christmas Delivery and Opening Times

bluetreeOur office close for the festive break on Wednesday 23rd December at 12 noon, the last date to get your order dispatched and delivered in time for Christmas is Tuesday 22nd December by 1pm. We re-open for business in the New Year on Monday 4th January 2016 with deliveries commencing from Tuesday 5th January.

If you need any supplies between Christmas and the New Year, make sure you get your orders in before 1pm on Tuesday 22nd December. Any orders placed over the festive break will be dispatched in the New Year.

You can find our full range of Christmas themed products on our Christmas store at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

2015 Christmas Party Store

champagneView our full range of Christmas Party Supplies – festive themed and printed items and specially chosen selection of items for home celebrations, office parties or School functions.

Our range includes:

  • Christmas printed paper napkins
  • Christmas table cloths
  • Festive banquet roll
  • Disposable and reusable plastic Wine Glasses an Champagne Flutes
  • Plastic Cutlery

You can see the full range of products on our 2015 Christmas Party Store at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

Printed Napkins and Table Cloths are available in limited quantities and while stocks last.

 

Product Focus: Plastic Champagne Flutes

A very popular range we have here at Inn Supplies is our Plastic Champagne Flutes which are available in both the ‘Reusable Bar Supplies’ and ‘Disposable Glasses’ category. They come in 5 different main styles that cater for all kinds of occasions.

Our disposable champagne flutes can either come in a ‘tulip’ or ‘coupe’ style shape. The excellent quality of our flutes are designed to suit any occasion including all types of formal parties and events.

The tall and thin appearance of the ‘Tulip Champagne Flute’ is iconic, instantly bringing sophistication and class to mind. The shape of the glass creates carbonation, causing the bubbles to cluster then quickly disperse upwards giving the champagne more intensity and a look of elegance to complement any soiree or event. Our plastic clear Champagne flutes are injection moulded in virgin food-grade crystal styrene, which gives extra rigidity and perfect clarity. Unlike many other plastic champagne flutes our ‘tulip’ flutes come in a single piece and don’t need to be fitted together. We also stock this product in black, which exhibits a premium glossy appearance.

Before the ‘tulip’ shape became popular, the ‘coupe’ was the glass of choice for drinking Champagne. This ‘saucer’ shaped glass was particularly prominent in the prohibition-era of the 1930’s and then again in the 1960’s. TV shows like “Boardwalk Empire” and “Mad Men” have caused this vintage drinking glass to make a serious comeback, as you will now find them being used to serve cocktails in any trendy bar in London. In comparison to the ‘tulip’ shape, the ‘coupe’ generates less bubbles which gives less fizz to the champagne.

When a stronger better quality flute is needed we also stock reusable champagne glasses. We have two different types of reusable glasses: Elite (Polycarbonate) and Econ (Crystal Polystyrene) items.

Our Elite Polycarbonate plastic flutes look and feel almost exactly the same as their glassware counterpart but are virtually unbreakable. Their extra durability makes them perfect for barware at parties and events because the risk of glass being broken is eradicated. This glass is also available in black, with a lovely glossy finish. Our cheaper Econ reusable champagne glasses are almost identical to the polycarbonate ones, but are not quite as strong.

Full Case £16.79 (144)
5OZ VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE GLASSES / COUPES Full Case £16.79 (144)

Full Case £19.98 (100)
184ML LARGE PLASTIC CHAMPAGNE FLUTES Full Case £19.98 (100)