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10 fun food and drink vans to have at your wedding

Encompassing vintage vans, quirky bars and pizza trolleys, SoGlosWeddings has found 10 mobile food and drink stations which promise to inject some fun into your special celebrations.

Whether you’re searching for innovative catering ideas, love a retro van, or want laidback food and drink during your special day, SoGlosWeddings has found 10 vans, pop-up bars and mobile ovens which cater for county celebrations.

From fish and chips and chilled prosecco, to bespoke cocktails, get ready for some delicious inspiration.


1. The Cotswold Bar Company


An innovative company based in Cheltenham, The Cotswold Bar Company specialises in serving bespoke drinks from its vintage mobile bar, a converted blue 1970s Rénault Estafette, also known as Gumpy.

As impressive as the bar is the wide range of tipples available, ranging from craft beers and wine, to unusual spirits and tailor made cocktails – with quirky highlights including Pimm’s served in jam jars, and G&Ts in teapots.


2. Simpsons Fish and Chips


For laidback catering which also delivers on quality, Simpsons Fish and Chips, voted the best chippy in Britain in 2016, is the perfect solution, with its mobile bar frying up tasty and alternative wedding catering.

Simpsons on Wheels delivers golden fish and crispy chips to weddings, promising to delight guests of all ages, with the iconic British mobile van providing an eye-catching backdrop for special celebrations.


3. The Clog & Pancake

The Clog & Pancake

Serving up tasty treats from their converted horsebox, The Clog & Pancake offer a variety of seriously scrumptious dutch pancakes at weddings across the county.

Also offering a bespoke service, The Clog & Pancake can create a tailored menu featuring all of the bride and groom’s favourite flavours, boozy toppings and colours to match the wedding theme.


4. Cotswold Vintage Scoop


Perfect for unleashing your inner child, Cotswold Vintage Scoop is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces whatever the season, serving ice-cream, retro ice lollies, hot chocolates or warm mulled drinks, straight from its vintage van, Vinnie.

Whether you’re craving a classic Cadbury 99 flake, handmade ice-cream, or even a mince pie, the retro van promises to bring a dose of nostalgia to wedding celebrations across the Cotswolds.


5. Oscar's Bar Hire


Catering throughout Gloucestershire and beyond, Oscar’s offers a variety of bar designs ranging from shabby chic to classic elegance, in addition to its vintage horse box bar, Harriet – providing plenty of choice whatever your wedding theme.

What’s more, with a number of tailored day packages which include staff and the mobile bar service, couples have a range of options, with drinks choices including Bellini’s, cocktails, prosecco, Pimm’s, and wine.


6. Eat Wild

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Based in the Cotswolds, Eat Wild provides services throughout the country, delivering high quality catering and dedicated to using local, sustainable and wild meats.

Available for private hire, Eat Wild can offer everything from dirty burgers to elegant canapés, allowing couples to create their own bespoke menu, serving up tasty treats from its characterful truck.


7. Drinks by Dexter


Formed by a Cheltenham couple following their own wedding, Drinks by Dexter supplies a rustic mobile bar for weddings throughout the county and beyond, in addition to having a drinks trike, traditional marquee, and a horse box bar.

Couples have a wide range of drinks to choose from, with each bar equipped with a chiller draught beer and cider taps. What’s more, there’s the chance to configure two of Drinks by Dexter’s bars if you desire – avoiding any pesky queues!


8. Baz and Fred


Pizza fans will go wild for Baz and Fred’s stone-based creations, cooked to perfection in the revolutionary Chadwick Oven and served in style from the duo’s mobile pizza trolleys.

Using only the finest ingredients and a delicious dough recipe, Baz and Fred’s enticing menu promises plenty of tasty temptation, from its chorizo and chilli dish, to its veggie courgette pizza.


9. Campervin

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Boasting a fleet of converted 1970s VW campervans and traditional wooden bars, Campervin offers its services for private events, which also allows for dry hire service for those wishing to stock the bar themselves.

Exuding character and vintage charm, Campervin has a number of packages for wedding celebrations which include a choice of reception drinks, range of table wines, toast drinks, glass hire, evening bar, and an enticing cocktail menu.


10. Jacks Kitchen


Cheltenham-based catering company, Jacks Kitchen, provides an innovative service for weddings, whether you’d prefer laidback pie and mash, or delicate canapés.

What’s more, its mobile wood-fired pizza oven, also known as Rita, can be set up in a funky gazebo with lights and neon, promising delicious food and an eye-catching feature.


By Kathryn Godfrey

© SoGlosWeddings
Wednesday 21 February 2018

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