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.
2016 was our first year and an introduction in to the mobile bar business. Within this first year we were so excited to be put through to the finals of the Wedding Industry Awards, which took place in London. Sadly we didn’t secure that first place trophy but just getting through to the finals was a huge accomplishment. The most rewarding part of this process was being able to read our customers reviews afterwards. We were completely humbled by everyone’s comments and so glad we could play a little part in making their day special.
Within our first year we took the approach of ‘let’s travel anywhere’. Our mobile bar went as far south as Devon, which as you can imagine, is some going from Nottingham! Due to the level of enquiries/bookings we’re receiving, we’ve sadly had to limit our travelling distance to 50 miles from our base in Nottingham. This decision wasn’t taken lightly but it’s the correct move to make at this current time. With this in mind, if you’re looking for a mobile bar in the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire) then please get in touch. For wedding enquiries, please check out our packages. If you are a little further a field please don’t let this put you off, as there is sometimes flexibility. We take each enquiry on it’s own merit so please get in touch.
We have many plans and ideas for the future. The obvious solution to a large amount of bookings is of course… EXPAND! We have considered this and it’s something we’re looking at doing. There are a lot of points to consider when expanding a mobile bar business (the main one being staff). We strive ourselves on offering the great customer service. A large proportion of the events we attend are weddings so it’s hugely important to maintain this level. Prematurely expanding our business could affect this, which isn’t an option for us. We will keep you posted when we decide to take the plunge!
So for now it’s business as usual. We are constantly experimenting with different aspects of our mobile bar. We love putting new drinks on the menu and see how they go down with our customers. This week we’ve introduced Crystal Head Vodka in to the mix. We’re hoping our customers want something a little unique and special on their big day. We’ll let you know how this goes down! 🙂