FAQ’s Mobile Bar Equipment and Dry Hire

The Shaken & Stirred FAQ section is where we endeavour to answer your most common queries. Come find out about our services and what we can bring to your event.

How far do you travel?

We are based in Oxford and mainly cover the South East under special circumstances we can travel further. Please call for details.

Where can you set up the bars?

We can pretty much set them up anywhere, as long as there is reasonable access and sufficient space. We will advise on this so please contact us to discuss it.

What do you require for the bars?

Just reasonable access, sufficient lighting and a nearby water supply.

Do you require electricity?

Only if electrical appliances are required e.g. fridges, blenders etc. We can usually manage without refrigeration as we chill down with ice.

Can we provide our own alcohol?

If you have taken dry hire, then the alcohol is down to you, otherwise, Shaken & Stirred provides everything you will need for the bar. Cocktails can have lots of weird and wonderful ingredients and supplying your own ingredients can be a false economy. We are happy to supply all beers, wines and soft drinks as part of a package but please ask if you would like to supply these instead.

Who provides glassware and ice?

We provide all glassware and/or plastic glasses as part of our packages. We make all of our own ice in our warehouse in Oxford. We also offer an ice delivery service in Oxfordshire.

What time will you arrive?

This depends on the size and scale of the event but we will always arrive in very good time in order to install the bar and get it ready for service. We will usually require a minimum of 2 hours prior to service to set up. Large events will often be set up the day, or several days before.

Do you have insurance?

We carry fully public and employers liability insurance up to £5m per person.

What is a dry hire bar?

This is where we just supply bar and equipment and glasses and you take care of everything else.