Heston the Horsebox Bar Arrives!

“Happy birthday Heston, our very own horsebox bar!”

Today saw the arrival of Heston at Tipple & Toast HQ! We are so excited to get our horsebox bar conversion underway and ready for Spring bookings next year.

For those of you who don’t know much about horse boxes (we didn’t until we started searching for one!) Heston is a Beaufort Double Rice Horse Trailer. Rice has been building horse trailers since 1932 and, the classic look of their horse trailers has changed little over time. Hand-built on a fully welded, hot dipped galvanized chassis, Rice’s trademark aluminum roof and body panels are instantly recognizable and we think this gives Heston a unique edge as a horsebox bar.

IMG_1853Heston is an excellent combination of enviable design and high quality engineering, and reflects the high standards we set ourselves at Tipple & Toast. As you can see Heston is already a lovely shade of ‘storm grey’ which is one of the reasons we fell in love with him….this dark neutral colour will provide a perfect back drop for any colour scheme so you won’t need to worry about our horsebox bar clashing with your bunting or bridesmaids!

First things first, seeing as Heston’s horse carrying career is over, there’s no need for this partitioning!

Now that’s the perfect space to install all our vintage mobile bar essentials!

IMG_1854The next stage is to get Heston booked in for a new serving hatch to be cut into the side panel, an essential part of any mobile bar. Once that’s done, we can move onto getting the counter tops, pumps and fridges installed. Following that comes the fun part…the interior design! We’ve got some lovely rustic and vintage ideas to add a certain quirky style to the bar and we can’t wait to share these once we start to add them. I don’t think it will be long before we’ve got Heston looking more like a mobile bar ready to serve our customers some quality beverages with a smile!

Keep watching our blog to see more updates as Heston goes through his amazing horsebox bar transformation!


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly!” 🙂

2 Responses

  • Peter Jackson // // Reply

    Very interesting post guys. I can’t wait to see the finished trailer once its been properly converted 🙂

    • Laura Hallam // // Reply

      Thanks Peter!
      Not long now before we post another update to Heston’s progress.
      Merry Christmas!

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