Call for pubs and cafes to save cash by heating their customers’ bottoms – and the Southsea cafe already doing so

PUBS and bars with outdoor terraces should swap their energy-zapping heaters for self-heating eco seats, according to energy switching service Love Energy Savings.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 1:32 pm
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 1:36 pm
Dutch company Sit & Heat manufacture cushions for terraces and bars, football stadiums and even churches.

The firm says that chairs and benches that warm up when they come into contact with a human could save the hospitality trade thousands of pounds each year.

Dutch company Sit & Heat manufacture cushions for terraces and bars, football stadiums and even churches. The system is already proving popular  in the Netherlands, with prices starting from £95 per chair. 

With 150 catering companies already onboard in the Netherlands, the idea is taking off in the UK – Southsea Beach Cafe already has the seats. Cafe owner Ian Clarke said they were a hit with customers. 

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Southsea Beach Cafe along the Esplanade in Portsmouth.

The product has also struck a chord with Love Energy Savings, which specialises in finding businesses cheap energy deals.

Love Energy Savings CEO Phil Foster said: ‘The Sit & Heat cushions are an excellent idea, they are energy efficient and could save hospitality businesses a lot of money, which is key for their survival.’