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  • Premium Product Promise – Chapter 1 – Brewdog!


    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’.

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  • Heston’s first double wedding!


    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.

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  • Our Mobile Bar in Yorkshire


    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


    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?!)

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  • We wish you a Happy Easter


    Enjoy an adult Easter cocktail!

     

    Easter is upon us! Which in short, means it’s time to treat ourselves 🙂 (It also means the kids are off school and they’ll soon be covered in chocolate and running around on a sugar high… So an alcoholic Easter cocktail is likely to be music to your ears!)

    Experimenting with cocktails is one of our favourite things to do at Tipple and Toast, so we couldn’t miss the opportunity to create an over indulgent chocolatey treat to share with you. We have named it…’The Choc-cup Shake’

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  • Valentines Day Cocktails – Battle of the sexes!


    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner of tonight’s sleep, we’ve been using it as a bit of an excuse to conduct a social experiment…..at our last meeting we decided to set Mark and Laura the task of designing a cocktail that they would like to receive on Valentine’s Day! Would there be a huge difference between the sexes we wondered? I’m guessing you won’t be too surprised when we tell you that yes, there was a clear difference between the two, but also it was very interesting to see how differently they both went about it!

    Ever wondered what men really want from a Valentines day cocktail? Well, here’s your answer according to Mark….BEER!!

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  • You CAN enjoy a tipple in Jan!


    We have the answer to guilt free cocktails this month!

     

    So, the festivities have finished, the decorations have come down and we’re all feeling slightly lethargic with the January blues setting in. We feel pressure to get those running trainers out and feel ashamed if we let anything but green leaves pass our lips…but guess what, we have a tip or two to get you through.

    It’s no secret that at Tipple and Toast we love a cocktail and we’re ‘top dollar’ at making them too! All you have to do is hire us and we’ll make your cocktail dreams come true (Yes, this might sound cheesy but there’s no other way to put it…we will! And the rhyming just happened by lucky chance!)

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  • Celebrate with Champagne Cocktails!


    Let’s drink champagne cocktails

    and dance on the tables!

    Happy New Year everyone! With all the New Year celebrations it’s got us thinking about the best drinks to have when celebrating that big occasion. At Tipple & Toast we do love a good glass of ice cold champagne, it definitely can’t be beaten when it comes to pushing the boat out for that special event. Not only that, we are huge fans of a tasty cocktail, and let’s face it, who isn’t?! Cue sophisticated decadence, combine the two and voilà!…here’s our take on the top 3 champagne cocktails: (more…)

  • 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.

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  • In The Beginning…


    “Our Vintage Mobile Bar Adventure Begins!”

    The idea of starting our own vintage mobile bar, Tipple & Toast, was born shortly after our own wedding. Having opted for a DIY wedding, we spent 12 months planning every detail of our special day, determined to make it as relaxed and personal to us as possible. The setting was a picturesque village hall close to where we lived and only two minutes walk away from the church we were married in. We chose a rustic country theme to complement the setting and spent hours trawling the internet for ideas to match our vision for the day. Looking back at our day, we really wouldn’t change a thing, it truly was the best day of our lives! That said, we also remember the stresses involved in the planning and organisation leading up to the day, all be it, a hazy memory now, completely outweighed by the amazing day itself.

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