We are delighted to announce the winner of our customer review competition in January’s newsletter as Adam Fletcher from The Grapes pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton. Adam has won an amazing £250 for his pub, and is thrilled with his prize. Here is Adam’s review, and some brilliant pictures of his customers having a great time at The Grapes.
About 8 years ago, I noticed an advert in the Publican magazine regarding a new state of the art touch screen entertainment system. After doing a bit of research & finding out there was nothing quite like it on the market I decided to give them a call. The salesman brought The Entertainer system down to my pub, and showed me how everything worked. There was so much on the system I could barely take it all in!
After working out how much money we’d save on discos, karaoke, quizzes, themed events, and bingo machines we placed the order and were very excited to have it installed shortly afterwards. Nearly 8 years later the machine is still in perfect use. We’ve hosted hundreds and hundreds of nights since owning The Entertainer, and never paid for any. It really is such a great system; the stuff you can do on here just gets better. Even after 8 years and constant updating I still find things I have not yet used or made use of, and we even make money out of the machine by charging local businesses to advertise with us. We also advertise all our own events, foods, menus, items for sale, birthdays, the list is endless. We can display all our party pictures on there after themed nights etc, and the monthly updates this covers most things on your machine including new karaoke books, quiz questions, and music so you’re never out of date.
The staff at Mediatheme are always on hand to help over the phone, send out spare equipment, or an engineer if necessary. This machine has helped us out in so many ways and I am so glad that we decided to take the leap & make that original purchase.
Here is what we use the machine for during the week:
Mon: Afternoon Swan’s Bingo Club, and themed ballad music in the evening for diners.
Tue: Afternoon Easy Listening for dining pensioner’s specials.
Wed: Afternoon Sing-a-long music for the older crowd.
Thur: Afternoon Fossy’s Bingo, then Open Mic Night.
Fri: Smart Play music all day till 9pm, very busy on food. Later on in the evening, Flex’s Quiz starts, then we play games like Hi/Lo Cards, Open the Box, Lucky Keys and Skint or Mint after that.
Sat: Smart Play music all day as we’re so busy
Sat: Karaoke and Disco with Flex. We’re hosting our own competition at the moment, The Grapes Factor, with £500 prize money.
Sun: Afternoons are very busy with lunches, so we keep background music on for diners.
Whilst all these events are being run there is plenty of advertising going on throughout the whole pub on one of our 8 screens, all adverts are on a random sequence so you’re sure to keep looking for that next one. At any time during the day or night customers can drop a request in for some music or music video, and over the next few months we have great events lined up with Race Nights, Mr and Mrs games, Casino Night and talent shows.
Many thanks to all the staff at media theme for you continuous help, service & contributions for making this system what it is.