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The Dawdling Duck

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Based in the village of Boughton Monchelsea, near Maidstone, Kent, The Dawdling Duck is a family run horsebox and mobile bar business that is available for events across London and the South East of England. Cool and quirky, they provide mobile bar services from a simple evening pay bar to a full wedding drinks service.

The Dawdling Duck is suitable for both indoor and outdoor venues, including marquees and a tipi. Fully licenced and stocked, this bar is perfect for a wide range of occasions. There are several all-inclusive packages available, or couples can select a traditional pay bar. Flexibility is built into The Dawdling Duck's business model, allowing couples to craft their own bespoke menus.

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Event Services

Delivery, set up, clean up

Frequently Asked Questions

What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail reception

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited bar
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
Liquor license
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Signature cocktail

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

£17.50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open bar
House beer
House wine
Bartender(s)
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    Kamilla F. Married on 16/07/2022
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    Best bar we could ask for

    Alex and his team were absolutely brilliant for our wedding, not just on the day but also on the build-up. We discussed all the details for the day in advance, which made me feel very confident for the day.

    The horsebox is beautiful and matched perfectly our tipi wedding. Service was impeccable and they even agreed to add a custom cocktail (capirinhas) to the menu.

    I couldn't recommend it more!
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    Zoe C. Married on 26/05/2022
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    Mr and Mrs Neale, Wadhurst Castle 26.05.22

    Alex and his lovely daughter were just wonderful at our wedding. The drinks went down very easily! Such a wonderful choice and let us choose our own signature cocktails. The bar looked lovely and fitted in just perfectly.
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    Jonny E. Married on 01/05/2022
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    Fantastic Service

    Alex and the Dawdling Duck took care of our Handfasting drinks. Great service, really friendly and nothing too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended.
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    Sulin H. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Fantastic bar

    What a fantastic bar! Hiring The Dawdling Duck for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. The team were always at hand to answer any questions in the lead up to the wedding and during the wedding they made sure to keep our guests drinking through the night! They were always smiling and chatting to our guests and created a fantastic vibe! Thank you so much for being part of our day! xx
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    Catriona N. Married on 14/06/2018
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    Nothing 'Dawdling' about 'The Dawdling Duck'

    What a Diamond!
    We hired the unique, quirky, classic, vintage indoor bar for our daughter's wedding. They went 'Beyond the Bar' 🤣 Professional, helpful, looked brilliant, guests loved them, and they sure kept everyone happy with an extensive range of drinks and some very cute cocktails! Will book again...
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    James H. Married on 26/03/2022
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    Exceptional from begining to end

    Alex and his team went over and beyond. He was friendly, efficient, fun and capable. Everyone at our wedding commented on how superb the bar was. The Dawdling Duck exceeded our expectations in every way.
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    Amy W. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    We hired the dawdling duck for our wedding reception located at a village hall. The look of the bar topped of the venue. The staff where so friendly and helpful. Our guests all complemented the bar and the fantastic service the staff provided. The prices of the drinks where competitive and there was a great choice of drinks. Thanks again Alex and Andy!
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    Beth M. Married on 26/06/2021
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    The perfect wedding day!

    Thank you so much Alex and the team. Everything you did was perfect, the guests loved it, we loved it! The service you provide is absolutely fantastic, the horse box is exactly what we wanted for our garden wedding. Highly recommended to anyone.
    Thank you all once again Perry & Beth
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    Jess E. Married on 17/05/2021
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    Fabulous bar, lovely team and lots of drinks!

    So glad we used the Dawdling Duck team for our wedding. The bar looked amazing, and most importantly kept a wide range of ice cold drinks flowing on a very warm day. Absolutely would recommend- very easy to work with helpful suggestions in the run up (but without any pressure to take up suggestions- just helpful options for us to consider) and then we had nothing to have to think about in the day- just lots of happy guests. Haven't had the photos back yet but the bar also looked beautiful!
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    Recommended for any event

    Marcus and his team were exceptionally friendly and professional. They went above and beyond to add personal touches like requests for stocking of certain ales for one of our guests. The static wooden bar looked fantastic and quirky in our barn wedding venue. I would highly recommend The Dawdling Duck if you need a bar for your event!!
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    We couldn’t recommend them more!

    These guys ran the bar at our wedding - we were so pleased with the look and feel of the bar at our barn wedding and all of the staff were so friendly and helpful. We couldn’t recommend them more! Thank you so much!- RACHEL
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    Thank you so much for doing an amazing job on the

    Thank you so much for doing an amazing job on the bar for our wedding! The static bar set up looked fantastic and everyone commented on how much they were enjoying the cocktails. Marcus and Nichola were a real pleasure to deal with and we would recommend you guys without hesitation! - JADE

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2 Green Lane, Boughton Monchelsea ME17 4JQ Maidstone (Kent)

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