From your morning coffee on the go to a long, lazy Sunday Roast, The Pewsham in Wiltshire does it all.

Opening up in between lockdowns, the pub provides a beautiful space for locals and visitors alike to enjoy delicious food and drink.

With payment solutions from Handepay, owner Chris can concentrate on running his business knowing he has a simple, flexible contract that works for him. 

‘We wanted to refurbish and restore a beautiful old country pub. We’ve got a beautiful facility that everyone comes and enjoys. The Pewsham is a coffee shop and a pub all linked in together. We open at seven o’clock in the morning and everyone comes in and had coffee in the morning. The pub opens at 12 and we do lunch and dinners - it’s a place where people like to come and socialize and meet up, it’s like the hub of the community.’

Switching is simple

‘When we switched to Handepay, we saved over £1,000 pounds year on year – it’s a nice feeling to know that you are going to save a good amount of money.

It helps me immensely the fact that Handepay do pay the switching fee from my previous provider and that’s a vast amount of money -  I wouldn’t have been able to pay that, so it’s a very important thing that they did.’

Flexible contracts

‘When I found out I could switch to Handepay and be on the month-by-month contract, it just gives you a bit more of a peace of mind just in case anything happens.

The one-month rolling contract is a fantastic idea and it must help a lot of businesses. It helps us because obviously the uncertainty – we are a new business and we’ve been doing great since we started up but at the end of the day you don’t always want to lock in to a three of four-year contract.’

Pewsham Pub man at the till behind the bar


Choosing the right terminal

‘We’re an old classic country pub, with big stone walls, so some of the rooms were better suited to GPRS and some were better suited to the Wi-fi terminal. Walking through with our advisor and picking which spots were best for both was really handy. The speed of service that we have with those credit card terminals is fantastic.

It’s more and more important people using their cards, across all generations we see less cash. It’s just so easy to just tap and pay, speed of service obviously means a lot in the business.

From the start a very professional company, it’s easy to switch and the fee that we are charged with Handepay is a lot better than my previous contract. And with Handepay I feel like there’s hidden fees.’ 


Card payment being taken at pub


Savings on switching providers may vary depending on your current service. Terms and Conditions apply, visit for details.  1 month rolling contract for terminal hire is available to businesses switching from another card services provider to EVO Payments through Handepay. Contracts can be for consumer hire and non-regulated hire contracts- please check your contract carefully for details.  Handepay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Consumer Credit under FRN number 673564. Handepay is a credit broker for consumer hire not a lender.


Pewsham Pub