Ethical Sustainable Small Batch Craft Spirits

Meet Hilda

Hilda, an absolute showstopper in her 40s, is life and soul of any event! Hilda is our refurbished and converted 1978 Elddis Mistral Caravan! She is available for private hire; weddings; corporate events and other functions.

Bar Hire

Whatever your event, Wedding; Birthday Party; Charity Fundraiser or Corporate Function, we can provide a fully licensed bar with trained staff, bespoke drinks menus & signage to suit your event.

We pride ourselves on ethical and sustainable practices and therefore prefer to stock locally sourced premium craft spirits (including our own), wines, ciders and beers that meet our expectations for quality as well as fitting our ethos and values. We will discuss your requirements and will stock the bar accordingly.

Bar Formats

Cash Bar – your guests pay for all their own drinks

Subsidised Bar – You cover the cost of a portion of the drinks (e.g. A welcome drink per guest) and the guests pay for the remainder of their own drinks

Paid Bar – You cover the cost of all of the drinks (we run a tab and you settle at the end), a deposit based on the number of guests will be taken in advance.

For a quotation for your event, please complete the contact form. Please see our FAQ for additional information.


We take cash, all major cards, apple pay & paypal. We do not charge transaction fees.

We provide at least two members of staff for every event. For larger events, we may need to provide additional staff, but we will discuss this and the associated cost with you in advance.

Our staff uniform varies dependant on the event! We will always be well presented, but we will take your lead on how formal or casual you prefer the staff to be. We have branded t-shirts for more casual events, but shirts and ties if preferred! If you’re having a themed event, don’t be afraid to ask us to join in… we LOVE dressing up!

This may vary dependant on the type of location and access. We prefer to have set-up the bar completely at least 1-hour before it is due to start. In most cases, we will do a site visit in advance of the event to understand the location & access, and whether there would be any issues levelling the caravan.

Yes! We have 2 tables and 8 chairs, plus a poser table (that fits over the jockey wheel) with bar stools that come with us to every event and are included in the hire fee, but we can provide more if required, subject to an additional charge.

If a TEN (Temporary Event Notice) is required, we will apply for this on your behalf, the cost of which MAY be included in your hire fee. We will discuss this with you as different councils require different notices.

We serve all of our drinks in clear compostable cups and we provide bins to collect these in. If glass wear is permitted at the venue, we can provide these at an additional cost.

We stock a variety of soft drinks, and we are open to suggestion should you wish to offer a wide and varied menu inclusive of mocktails.

We are fully insured with Public Liability Insurance.

If we are unfamiliar with your venue we will prefer to carry out a site visit to assess access and suitability of the ground for Hilda to stand on. We can also use the site visit as an opportunity to get to know you and discuss your event in more detail.

We are located near Great Dunmow in North-West Essex and cover a 50-mile radius within the cost of the hire. Should your event be further afield it will likely incur and additional fee.

We would prefer to ‘hook-up’ to an electric supply but will provide a generator if this is not possible, the addition of solar panels in the future will hopefully irradicate this requirement. Our staff will need to be able to access toilet facilities.

Hilda is 5m by 2m, but will require an area no less than 10m by 4m (which should also be accessible for manoeuvring her into place).

Hilda is a pretty tall lady at 2.4m, so other than large event spaces and barns she is unlikely to fit in anywhere!

Our standard Hire Fee is £350 for a 5-hour event (open through to close, excluding set-up and closing).

The Hire Fee includes: Full Bar Hire (excluding drinks); 2 experienced members of staff; travel to your venue (within 50-mile radius if Great Dunmow); set-up of the bar; 2 x Tables, 8 x Chairs, Jockey-Wheel Poser Table and Bar Stools; Bespoke Event Bar Menu; Basic Bespoke Bar Signage; 5 hours of opening time; compostable glassware & ice.

Yes, we have a minimum bar spend of £700. The minimum spend will be taken in the form of a deposit in advance of your event and will be refunded (or deducted from your final bill) if/when the spend reaches this amount. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Dependant on your requirements, additional extras may include extra staff for large/long events and/or table service; glassware; furniture hire; Bespoke Bar Signage (Premium); additional licensing costs; extended hours (over 5 hours of opening time); event styling (additional décor). All extra costs will be discussed and agreed in advance of confirmation of booking.

Yes, a deposit is required to secure the date. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Our standard bar opening (as included in the Hire Fee) is 5 hours. Should you require a bar for a longer period, an extra charge may be payable. The opening time & call for last orders of the bar may be governed by local licensing and venue restrictions; we will discuss this with you. Tell us what you would like the operating time to be, and we’ll work it out from there!