So I wanted to write this blog post as a little update as to what’s happening in the world of Tipple & Toast: The horse box mobile bar! As you can see there’s been a distinct lack of website posting recently. This is simply because of our lack of time… Don’t’ get me wrong, this is a good thing as it means we’re extremely busy. With 2017 almost completely booked out it’s been, and will be, a great year for us.
Tipple & Toast
Our Vintage Mobile Bar
“Hello. Welcome to Tipple & Toast
The No.1 Vintage Mobile Bar!”
Tipple & Toast have designed a number of bar hire packages to cater for any event you might be planning. We understand how stressful organising an event can be so our primary aim is to work with you in order to provide a quality service that meets your needs.
Take a look through our three bar hire packages in the section below and let us take care of all your refreshment needs so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple!
- A diverse drinks menu including 3 beer taps.
- All licencing applications completed on your behalf.
- One set booking fee and minimum spend – no hidden surprises.
- Super friendly staff!
- Amazing vintage style and decorations to suit your event.
Here at Tipple and Toast we love a good party, whatever the occasion! Whether it’s a glamping party or your dad's retirement do we can provide full bar hire for your event. Our friendly, personable approach means that we will work closely with you to guarantee a quality bar service that meets your needs perfectly.
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We would love to be of service for your special day by providing a quality bar that reflects you as a couple; after all, our own wedding was the inspiration behind Tipple and Toast! We can’t wait to hear all about your big day plans and to get cracking with the finer details of the bar to ensure everything is just perfect for you.
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If you are looking to book Heston for your corporate event then we have some fantastic options that are flexible to suit your requirements. You could even brand Heston with your business or product identity and promotional material.
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Laura and Stuart, a husband and wife team, had the idea for the company in February 2015, not long after tying the knot.
After searching high and low for the perfect partner to house our vintage mobile bar we found Heston! A much loved Rice Horse Trailer, Heston has been beautifully renovated to the highest standard. We've carefully considered the aesthetics and hand picked every detail, injecting quirky touches of vintage and retro styling. Heston embodies superior design and a quality drinks service, and we guarantee he will provide a unique talking point at your event.
Laura loves the intricate details of our bar. The personalised feel, the vintage styling and the general beauty of this business are down to her. A self-confessed perfectionist, Laura will make sure that Heston is presented perfectly and in keeping with your event.
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Stuart has wanted his own business ever since his primary school teacher asked him "What do you want to be when you grow up?". Looking up to Entrepreneurs since an early age was only going to mean one thing and Stuart's work ethic means he will go that extra mile to make sure the service provided is second to none.
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Premium Product Promise – Chapter 1 – Brewdog!
// Stuart Hallam // Drinks No Responses
The Infamous ‘Pilot’
Here at Tipple & Toast we have a ‘Premium Product Promise’ and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose to hire a mobile bar from us. It’s something we haven’t advertised a great deal but something that’s been at the heart our model since the beginning. From 100% blue agave tequila, (no need to ‘shot’, although feel free) to a beautiful dark rum that’s perfect for your Cuba Libre (rum and coke!).
So, as part of this promise, I’ve decided to give a little insight to each one of our products by producing a mini ‘blog series’… Let’s call it a ‘blogeries’… No? Not cool? Ok. Anyway, each post will explore one of our products by explaining what it is and why we decided on it in the first place. From the title, I’m sure you can guess which one we’re going to start with!
What I love about Brewdog is watching people’s faces when they try their first pint. It’s a mixture of amazement and enlightenment. This may be a touch too far, but I’m pretty sure it changes people’s lives (picture the famous ‘mind blown’ meme). When hiring out our mobile bar, I’m yet to meet someone that doesn’t like it! Craft beer is somewhat of a young concept in Britain and many people are still stuck in their ways with traditional real ales and cheap lagers. Well, we’ve truly bought into Brewdog’s ‘Craft Beer Revolution’.
Heston’s first double wedding!
// Laura Hallam // The Story No Responses
More mobile bar touring!
And once again we’ve been incredibly busy and the bank holiday was the perfect weekend for a double wedding. Heston, our mobile bar, visited the lovely village of Hoveringham in Nottingham on Saturday. The very next day he went up to Lancashire for an intimate day 2 wedding celebration. Heston was truly in his element with a Tipi set up next to him in an open field.
Our Mobile Bar in Yorkshire
// Laura Hallam // The Story 1 Response
Heston on Tour: Mobile Bar in Yorkshire
Wow, we’ve been incredibly busy over the last couple of weeks and that’s mostly likely why this blog post is a little late! We completed our first event (Hurrah!) and from the title, ‘Mobile Bar in Yorkshire’, I’m sure you can guess where in the country we went…but to be specific, it was a lovely, picturesque village hall in Thixendale, Yorkshire. (more…)
Creating a Vintage Mobile Bar in Nottingham
// Laura Hallam // The Story 3 Responses
Project Heston Restoration – Our Mobile Bar in Nottingham!
Creating our vision for a vintage mobile bar in Nottingham has been a very exciting journey and last weekend was the big push to get Heston ready for serving the best drinks around! So what have we been up to? Here’s an exclusive low-down on how we have transformed Heston the horse box into a fabulous vintage bar – and if we do say so ourselves we think he’s now, by far, the best looking mobile bar in Nottingham…..if not the world! (can you tell we’re rather proud of ourselves?!)
- beer taps
- Dead Pony Club
- Good Luck
- Horse Box
- Kilner Jars
- Miniature Drinks
- Mobile Bar
- Orchard Pig
- Pina Colada
- Wedding Favours
- Wedding Fayre
- Do you accept card payments?
- What happens if we don’t meet the minimum spend?
- I want a specific drink serving at my event, is this possible?
- Which area’s do you cover?
- Can you provide welcome drinks and drinks for the toasts?
Yes, unlike a lot of mobile bars we do accept card payments (Visa/Mastercard). This is dependant on there being a mobile signal or Wifi access at the event. Please ensure this is tested prior to the day if you want your guests to be able to pay by card.
In most cases the minimum spend is easily achievable within the first few hours of an event. We will keep you updated throughout the event so that you know as soon as you have met the minimum spend for definite. However, we would recommend calculating the number of guests, and then multiplying this by the average amount they are likely to spend at the bar in order to estimate the likelihood of meeting this amount. Should the minimum spend not be met by the end of your event, it is the responsibility of the hirer to make up the difference after the event has taken place.
Of course, after you’ve paid your booking fee we can work out the finer details of your event, including what you would like on the menu. We have a standard drinks menu which we will work to for every event, but if there are specific drinks you are after, we will try our best to adapt the menu to accommodate these. Understandably, this is subject to being able to source the drink you require. I.e. Rare Whisky’s and Spirits can be difficult in some circumstances. Unfortunately we’re unable to change what we serve from the beer taps.
We can travel within a 50-mile radius of NG12. If you live just outside this radius then please still get in touch and we will see if we can accommodate. In this instance the extra mileage is charged at 35p per mile. Our availability to travel further than 50 miles depends on time of year and current demand.
We would be glad to. We do have a wedding drinks package available to view online if this is what you are after, however, if you are looking for something more bespoke, this can be worked out when we have your customer consultation. Once we have discussed your requirements we will be able to tailor a package to meet your needs and give you a quote based on the drinks selected.