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Accounting software for your hospitality business

Cost control is key to running a successful hospitality business, and it doesn't have to be difficult. Sage Accounting is the easy way to manage and report on finances, whether you’re paying employees or managing food stock.

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Create and send invoices to guests and customers instantly

Save hours on admin with restaurant and hotel back office accounting software.

  • Quickly create, send, and personalise invoices for customers
  • Set up automation for recurring invoices
  • Get paid faster with a 'pay now' button directly on the invoice

Manage your food and beverage stock in real-time

Keep the fridge filled and stay stocked up with the right equipment.

  • Instantly check what’s in stock and what you need to order and never run out of ingredients for your menu
  • Get real-time order information
  • Stay on top of your cashflow with instant up-to-the-minute reporting and insights

Choose the right plan for your restaurant, hotel, bakery or bar

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting Start

For VAT-registered sole traders or cash accounting small businesses.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 2 months free
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 2 months free

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 2 months free
*Get 2 months free, then £15/£30/£39 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Accounting software for hospitality FAQs

It can be tough to keep track of all the costs coming in and out of your business in a fast-moving industry like hospitality. Whether you run a restaurant, winery, bakery or bar Sage Accounting makes managing finances easy so that you can focus on delighting your customers. It helps you:

  • Get a clear view of food and beverage stock so you always have the right amount of goods
  • Get paid faster by automating and setting up recurring invoices
  • Stay in control by viewing a cash flow forecast with real-time insights
  • Manage your finances no matter where you are on your mobile
  • Review orders that are in the pipeline and pending
  • Save hours of time by reducing your admin burden
  • Connect your banks and import transactions from your points of sale
  • Pay employees on time, every time
  • Ensure compliance with VAT returns to HMRC
  • Give your accountant or bookkeeper permission to view your finances and collaborate with them in real-time

Whether you’re a public house, hotel or food and beverage business, the easiest and fastest way to manage your accounts is with accounting software. You can use it to snap and capture receipts and invoices and also reconcile bank transactions on your business account. This type of software will help you see how much money your restaurant earns each month or quarter and prepare for a VAT return to HMRC. It's also ideal if you want to work with an accountant and comply with HMRC guidelines for Making Tax Digital.

If you're running a café, food truck, bakery or another small business, you can collaborate securely with your accountant online from anywhere with Sage Accounting. Our software is trusted by thousands of accountants around the United Kingdom. We work directly with accountants to ensure our accounting software for the hospitality industry is up-to-date and compliant with HMRC.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

Purchase Automation and AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your hospitality work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using Purchase Automation and AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Yes. Sage Accounting is ready to create and process invoices for sales and purchases occurred during the reduced rate of VAT period introduced by the government between 8 July 2020 and 31 March 2022.

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Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you back more time to focus on your business.


Remove the need for data entry

AutoEntry is an intelligent, cloud-based solution which eliminates bookkeeping data entry, so users never again have to type up invoices or receipts.


Make it easier to get paid

No more chasing late payments – give your customers simple and easy ways to pay you directly from the invoices you send with our useful “Pay Now” buttons.


Make taking payments, painless

Integrate Square with Sage, and eliminate manual data entry by reconciling transactions automatically, and monitor business performance.


Make smarter decisions

Automate the way you consolidate financial, sales and KPI data with Joiin. Create great-looking, detailed reports that can be accessed on any device, anywhere.

See what our hospitality customers have to say

“It just takes care of everything - from the payments to the invoicing.”

Jen Walker
Split Screen Coffee Company

“We've grown with Sage; we've added at least a quarter of our stock size to our business since switching to Sage Accounting, and Sage just runs nicely along with us.”

Andy Walker
Director, Tree Tops Caravan Park

“Sage has made my job, my bookkeeper's job and my accountant's job much easier as we don't have to update each other on my account's information, it is all accessible via the cloud.”

Rob Purcell
Owner, Barnstaple Bakery

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