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In the bar business, adaptability rules. Give your team the tools to adjust on the fly with top-shelf tech built to make you and your customers happy at every hour.

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What is a POS system for bars and pubs?

It’s a point-of-sale system designed to help you succeed. The right platform offers everything from fast order entry to easy inventory management and in-depth reporting. Switch to Square Restaurant POS so you can delight more customers, make smart decisions backed by data and keep your space buzzing – right up until last orders.

Loud bar, calm mind: it’s the Square advantage.

Keep the good times rolling with fast order entry.

Speed up service with an integrated POS that lets your customers order and pay however they prefer. Protect your business and offer a quick, no-fuss checkout.


Get the right drinks out – before the ice melts.

Close the gaps between the floor and the bar so every drink arrives fast and fresh. Flow orders through your customised kitchen display system so your team knows exactly what to make and where to send it.


Do more of what’s working. And less of what’s not.

Zero in on your top-performing drinks and bar snacks with detailed reporting meant to help you grow. Put more money in your staff’s pockets with tip pooling and service charges for bigger parties.


Stay in control of your cash flow.

Get your money right when you need it. With instant transfers, you can access your funds immediately for a small fee – or choose standard next-business-day transfers free of charge.


Why choose Square for your bar or pub?

Run your business better with tools built for bars and pubs. Get inventory management, easy menu customisation, payment processing and more with Square for Restaurants, the fast and flexible POS system that helps you do what you do best: keeping the vibes high and the drinks flowing.

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Staff training in <15 minutes. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train existing staff and new employees with our intuitive interface that flows like your pub.

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Reliable tech. 24/7 support. You’re up late, and so are we. Experience powerful performance with a connected ecosystem backed by our always-on support team.

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Restaurant tools, your way. Keep your business connected with integrations to your favourite third-party services. Add the capabilities you need today, and adjust as you go.

Join millions of other forward-thinking businesses worldwide that have the Square advantage.

How Devon pub The Pigs Nose Inn increased traffic by 20% with simple, seamless tech

Attract more customers

10–20% increase in five months with OpenTable

Supercharge revenue

100% increase since adopting Square

Save time on training

<30 minutes to train staff on the POS

How it started

Proud to be the most southerly pub in Devon, The Pigs Nose Inn offers an authentic English pub experience, from pub grub made with locally sourced ingredients to live music featuring both local up-and-comers and well-known acts. After taking the reins of the business, owner Joss Webber made the decision to adopt contactless card payments. To facilitate that and more, he partnered with Square in 2016.

How it’s going

The team transformed their flow by replacing written order-taking with a custom kitchen display system, which automatically sends orders from the floor to the kitchen. Revenue’s doubled since the switch, and by taking advantage of the third-party integration with OpenTable, The Pigs Nose has boosted traffic by nearly 20%. Joss and his team can view floor plans, real-time table status alerts, spend per table and individual customer data like allergies all in one place – a feature that’s made running the business easier and dramatically increased the number of people who walk through the doors for a cold pint and a live show.

Invest in your success. Start serving with Square.

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for £69/month + card processing fees.*

Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for card processing.*

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*If your business processes more than £200k in credit or debit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing.

Select your hardware.

You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your bar or pub concept by visiting the Square Shop.

You may be able to repurpose existing devices, including kitchen and receipt printers, cash drawers and routers.

Connect with our team to see if you’re eligible for hardware offers.

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Feel secure about data security.

Square products are made with end-to-end encryption and provide PCI-DSS-compliant payment processing, with no PCI or security fees.

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Chargebacks and payment issues? We’ve got you covered.

As the Merchant of Record, Square handles chargebacks and payment issues, which means you don’t have to deal with disputes yourself.

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Get dedicated support from a hospitality team that understands how you work and what you need.

Get started on your own or hire a specialist for personalised training. Access ongoing 24/7 online and phone support. Join our online community to connect with other business owners who use Square.

Make it your own.

Let your tech stack boost your potential.

The Square platform can power all businesses. Get the bar and pub tech that can flex, expand and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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  • Is Square right for my bar or pub?

    Square is an excellent choice for bars and pubs looking for a reliable and versatile POS system. Specifically tailored for the hospitality industry, Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive solution for single-location and multi-location establishments like bars and pubs. The cloud-based point of sale offers seamless operations management, including easy payments, customisable floor plans and more. Keep up with the fast-paced environment of bars and pubs with floor plans to manage open tabs, intuitive order input and automatic menu updates.

    Square offers the flexibility to expand your POS capabilities. You can integrate handheld devices into your system, allowing your bartenders and staff to swiftly process orders and reduce customer waiting times. Additionally, the Square Kitchen Display System (KDS) provides a centralised platform to view and fulfil orders from any channel, ensuring food and drinks make it to customers efficiently.

  • How does Square compare to other bar and pub POS systems?

    You may find Square is quicker, easier and more user-friendly for your staff to operate than other point-of-sale solutions like Micros, Aloha, SumUp, Epos Now, Toast POS and Lightspeed. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates. Best of all, the Square system is built with flexibility in mind. We know your requirements change as your business grows and evolves, so Square lets you start with what you need today and add capabilities and hardware as you go.

    The last thing a bar or pub operator needs to deal with is unreliable technology, disconnected systems or hidden fees. Square Restaurant POS is designed specifically for hospitality workflows. Operators tell us they love the user-friendly interface because it makes staff training easy (often less than 15 minutes) and helps reduce the number of errors that tend to happen during busy shifts.

  • How much does a bar and pub POS system cost?

    The cost of a bar and pub POS system depends on the software subscription and hardware options you choose to fit your specific needs. With our system, you have the flexibility to customise your plan according to your requirements. The best part is there are no hidden fees and no long-term contracts required; you only pay for what you use. This means you can get the basics you need for day-to-day service and operations and upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. Our transparent pricing model ensures you have control over your expenses and can adjust your POS system according to your business’s evolving needs.

  • What types of bars and pubs can use Square for Restaurants?

    Square for Restaurants is scalable and adaptable for businesses of all sizes, including pubs, gastropubs, Irish pubs, wine bars, cocktails bars, nightclubs and more. Whether you run a cosy pub or a business with multiple locations, Square for Restaurants can be customised to meet your specific needs. Its flexibility allows it to grow with your business, making it an ideal choice for both small- and large-scale operations.

  • Does Square for Restaurants work without internet access?

    Square Restaurant POS requires both an internet connection and compatible hardware. Access the internet by connecting your device to Wi-Fi or a hotspot, or use mobile data. If internet access isn’t available, you can enable Square hardware to accommodate offline payments¹ for up to 24 hours. Additional terms apply.

    ¹Offline payments with Square Terminal and Square Register will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of taking your first offline payment. Square Reader and Square Stand let you process transactions through offline payments for up to 1 hour in a single session and will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of the start of your offline payment session. Note: offline payments are not supported on older versions of Square Reader (1st generation – v1 and v2). Click here for help identifying your contactless reader.

    By enabling offline payments, you are responsible for any expired, declined or disputed payments accepted while offline. Square is unable to provide customer contact information for payments declined while offline. Contactless card payments, Square Gift Cards and Clearpay transactions do not work with offline payments. Learn more about how to enable and use offline payments here.

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