Hello and welcome to The Dawdling Duck, Kent’s coolest, quirkiest mobile bar hire! We have two bars available for your event; our converted horse box bar, and our vintage indoor bar. We can travel to any event in the London and South-East area, and happy to discuss travelling further afield. Both our bars serve a full range of drinks including beers, wines, cocktails, spirits, soft drinks and no & low options. We also stock gluten free and vegan alternatives. We have a range of packages to suit all budgets, and can supply drinks for all or part of your day, from reception bubbles, chilled beers, premium spirits to evening cocktails.
Please get in touch, we would love to see how we can make your special day even more special!
Alex & Andy
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much do you charge?
Our 'pay as you go' package is free. We do have a minimum spend of £1000, but in our experience this is easily met.Our 'all-inclusive'packages start at £17.50 per person.
How far do you travel?
If the journey is expected to take longer than an hour, we would ask for a contribution towards our time and fuel costs - the amount depends on the distance.
What about glasses & ice?
We supply glasses for drinks supplied from our bars. We can also provide reception / toasting glasses. Unless asked otherwise, we leave the supply of table glasses to the caterers (it all gets mixed up otherwise.) We swap to disposable glasses near the end of the night. We will have plenty of ice delivered direct to the venue - this is included in the price.
We'd really like a particular cocktail, wine, spirit or beer. Can you supply these?
Absolutely. Just tell us what you want (within reason) and we will stock it. We will confirm prices before the event. Please be aware that mixing complicated cocktails for large numbers of people will generally result in long waits - we recommend a couple of simple but delicious cocktails.
Our plans are quirky and need flexibility. Can you help?
We love a challenge! It's your day, and therefore it should be done your way. We will fit in with whatever plans you have.
Tell us more about your all-inclusive packages.
You can have the bar all-inclusive for 2, 6 or 10 hours. We charge per person (under 18's are much less.) The packages include initial reception drinks, wine for the meal, and an open bar throughout, stocked with popular wines, beers and spirits. Premium drinks are available for a little extra. Our website has more details, and we're more than happy to discuss in person.
We intend to have a big party, with lots of guests. Can you cope?
No problems. We will bring the appropriate number of staff, and have 3 serving areas in the horse box. We can also set up our mobile bar so you have a choice of drinks stations.
What about non-drinkers and under 18's?
We serve mocktails, and a good selection of soft, low and no alcohol drinks. We also have sweeties behind the bar (for big kids too.)
What about insurance & alcohol licenses?
We have event specific personal liability insurance, and have personal licenses. We will apply for any entertainment notices required, and liaise with the local authorities. One less thing for you to worry about!
You're great, how do I book you?
Make contact via the link, and we will be in touch within 24 hours. A £300 deposit secures your date & booking.
Reviews for The Dawdling Duck
Recommended by 100% of couples
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!!Sent on 15/04/2020
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!- RACHELSent on 08/12/2018
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! - JADESent on 08/12/2018