The Abbey bar is a recently formed extension to Baths own brewery Abbey Ales formed to provide high quality mobile bars in the Bath and surrounds area, catering for all kinds of public corporate and private events including, birthday parties, wedding receptions, sporting events and music festivals.
Sales Director of Abbey Ales and the Abbey bar Simon Morgan said” We were continually being asked if we could supply a mobile bar and after doing many events as favours to our customers we decided we would now do it on a professional basis. We have a friendly team of experienced staff and they are totally committed to the successful outcome of the event.
A large selection of branded beers lagers and spirits can be supplied.
Bar Charging Options
Normal Pay Bar
Our most popular option, we apply for the license. Your guests then purchase drinks at the bar.
This option allows your guests to receive “free” drinks up to a prescribed time and value. You will then be responsible for paying the bar bill at the end of the event (a deposit will be required).
We will apply to the Magistrates Court for an occasional license to enable us to sell alcohol at a particular venue. This service enables you to concentrate on other areas of your event knowing that the abbey bar will take care of all legal requirements ensuring a first-class service to you the customer.
To provisionally book your event please call Simon direct on 0800 043 3059 or email email@example.com
Once we have accepted the provisional booking, we will require the following from you:
1. A letter from you stating the following:
- The occasion and the location
- The date and times you require the bar and the expected numbers
- Any further information you feel we should know
2. A cheque for booking fee (agreed at booking stage)
Note: We will require additional information if the event is an 18th Birthday Party.
Bar Setup Options
We can supply our own bar almost anywhere in-doors or out-side. We will require an area of 10m x 10m and access to a power socket. Or we can also provide a mobile bar service where a venue already has a bar area assigned.
Please send letters to: Simon Morgan the Abbey Bar Abbey Ales Camden Row Bath BA1 5LB
Once we have received the above from you, we will apply to the Magistrates Courts for an occasional license. We will call you a few days before to arrange when we can set the bar up. Let us know whether you have any special drinks requests at least 7 days before the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am unsure how to apply for a license for our venue?
You need not worry, the Abbey bar, will apply to your local magistrates court to obtain the necessary licenses
How much notice do you need for a licensed bar?
To ensure a successful application, we require a minimum of 4 weeks. This is to gather all required information for your event that a court may ask for. Any less than 4 weeks may not guarantee the granting of your license
I have heard that outside bars are expensive to purchase drinks from?
Due to the buying power of the Abbey bar we keep our prices extremely competitive
Our wedding will be in the middle of summer, how will you keep our drinks cool?
The Abbey bar will supply all draught products chilled with our chilling equipment, ice will also be available for other drinks
How much space is required for an outside bar?
The minimum set-up area is 10ft x 10ft (3m x 3m) for a full bar set-up. We also require a 13A socket within 20m and a supply of tap water nearby
What drinks do you supply?
We only use branded products and can supply almost any drink you can think of, we can supply lists of commonly requested beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks but any particular request can usually be supplied
What do we get with a basic set-up?
We will apply to the courts for your license including court fees and you get the following: - a fully stocked bar, ice, glassware and our fully trained staff