FAQ


What are your drink prices like?

We offer very competitive drinks prices for our free pay bar packages, typically cheaper than many local pubs and bars to ensure your guests are able to enjoy their event without it leaving a hole in pocket. As a guide the average pint or bottled beer is £4 – £4.50, premium brand single spirit and mixers £4 and 175ml glass of wine £4.00 – 4.30.
Prices will vary slightly depending on the brands stocked and the nature of the event, we are always happy to discuss pricing and specials so please don’t be afraid to ask.
For some outdoor events we use reusable ‘green goblet’ plastic cups with a deposit system in place, this helps reduce our environmental impact and waste on site.

How can you offer a ‘Free’ bar service?

We offer a pay bar service at no cost to event organisers for events with 100+ guests. Using this service guests simply pay at the bar for their own drinks, all properly served and at competitive prices. All our costs including staff, transport, stock and glassware are covered by the bar sales.

My venue doesn’t normally have a bar licence can you help?

Yes, we can take care of this for you. As long as the bar area is catering for less than 499 people at any one time we are able to apply for a ‘TEN’ allowing your bar to operate for up to 7 days on a temporary basis. Please discuss this with us at the earliest opportunity as whilst easy for us to obtain, there are certain restrictions.

My event is outside, what do you need to setup?

We are completely self sufficient and whilst we’re happy to setup inside a marquee if you prefer, we can also provide our own marquees and bar ranging from a 3x3m single bar for a smaller event, to a large festival bar.  If possible we would request power which could be from the sites permanent supply or a generator. If this isn’t possible we’re able to bring our own generator.

What does it cost?

If you go for a ‘pay bar’ option with your guests paying for their own drinks there is typically no cost to you for our bar service as long as there are a minimum number of adult guests (usually 100). To secure our free ‘pay bar’ package we ask for a £120 deposit, this is then refunded after the hire back to your credit or debit card.
We are of course happy to provide a range of options to suit your budget if you’d like to offer your guests reception drinks or even a complimentary bar.

What’s included in your service?

In short, our service includes everything needed for your event to supply your guests with a selection of Beers, Wines, Spirits and Soft Drinks. This includes Staff, Stock, Coolers / Draught dispense, Ice, Glassware (or plastics depending on the event), bar setup, tills, chip and pin service and delivery.

I’m running a charity event, can you help?

Yes, we specialise in supporting charity and community events and may be able to put together a package including Stage, PA, Lighting, Marquees and other services at a highly preferential rate (see www.highgainlive.co.uk). On the bar side of things we’re happy to offer a donation from the bar (usually on a % basis) and discuss pricing to help maximise your fundraising from concessions.

How do I book?

The easiest way to make a booking is to call us on 01403 888005 so we can talk you through the options. If you prefer (or if you’re browsing in the early hours when we’re not in the office) you can also submit an online enquiry form here, one of our team will then come back to you as soon as possible to discuss further.