Pay @ Pump | Barclaycard launches “world’s first” contactless beer pump


  • Pay & Pump

The first of its kind, the self-pouring beer pump allows drinkers to pour their own pint of ale and pay with a touch of their contactless card or device in just 60 seconds. Pay @ Pump has been designed to help pubs and bars speed up service in response to a quarter of Brits saying that queuing for drinks is the worst part of a night out. Average waiting time at the bar during the festive party season is 12 minutes per order. Pay @ Pump is designed to help reduce queuing time especially during busy period like Christmas.

How Pay @ Pump works

  • Order; select your pint of ale via the Pay @ Pump touchscreen.
  • Pay; touch your contactless card or device at the base of the pump.
  • Pour; place your pint glass at the base of the pump, triggering the drink to dispense automatically following successful payment.

Tami Hargreaves, Commercial Director, Digital Consumer Payments at Barclaycard, said; “I’m sure everyone has been stuck behind the person who orders the most complicated cocktail on the menu or a round of ten drinks for their group of friends. When people told us that waiting time was one of their biggest annoyances, we wanted to help solve a common problem with a simple solution. Pay @ Pump could easily be the answer; by putting the festive cheer back into buying beer – a win-win for both bars and bar-goers!”

Pay @ Pump was tested in London last week.

Website: Henry's Café and Bar & Barclaycard

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