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Platform Lift solution is music to ears of pub landlord

The landlord of a village pub in Hampshire is now able to offer extra events such as darts tournaments and live music in the same room as a pool table, after a solution suggested by the director of the Platform Lift Co.

Pool table on view

The Welcome Stranger, a traditional small pub, has undergone improvements including an extension, in line with the landlord’s plan to introduce more events. But with limited space available, this area also needed to house the pool table.

Previously, to maximise the amount of available space for functions the pool table had been always lifted outside. On average the landlord estimated it took over 2 hours for this to happen each time, including lifting the pool table back into the pub and levelling it.

However, the room housing the pool table can now be transformed into a function room without having to lift the pool table outside, thanks to the Platform Lift Co’s Sean O’Sullivan. He suggested that as part of the plans for the new extension, a pit could be dug so the pool table could be lowered into the floor using a scissor lift device.

The installation of the lift device took one day to install.

At a touch of a button, landlord Dave Smith now has the capabilities to mechanically lower and lift the pool table within minutes and without having to level it each time.

Dave, who is also a carpenter by profession, has built a cover for the pool table to match the existing wooden flooring. This gets placed on the pool table before it is lowered into the ground to create a seamless finish to the floor.

Table hidden beneath floor

“This is such a valuable solution which creates more opportunities for our pub which is independently owned,” said Dave Smith. “With minimal effort I can create the space I need for events whilst also meeting the needs of our customers. This means we can plan for bands to play regularly, have functions for our community and continue the traditional of having a pool table.”


Platform Lift Co
Tel: 01256 896000

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