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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: December 2023

Hire the Bar is a mobile bar service based in London, England. They value expertise, excellence, fairness, and sustainability. Tom grew up around pubs and has run bars in various establishments, from music venues to golf clubs, stylish bars to award-winning pubs. He and his team do things properly. They maintain five-star standards and never cut corners. Their drink prices are reasonable and easy to understand, and they don't charge any hidden or unnecessary fees. They only stock products that come in recyclable packaging, and they don't use single-use plastic anywhere, ever.

Services Offered

Hire the Bar provides welcome drinks, table wine, champagne and prosecco for the wedding toast, a cocktail bar, and bar service. Cash bar, open bar, and mixed bar options are available. They provide the team, bar hardware, glassware, and drinks; they will also take care of any licensing requirements. Tom and his team believe that your special day deserves nothing less than excellence, and they can't wait to help make your wedding an occasion to remember.

Frequently asked questions

Services:

Bar staff
Signature cocktail

Type:

Cash and card bar
Open bar
Tabbed bar

Served in

East London, Essex and Hertfordshire

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Reviews for Hire the Bar Ltd.

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
29 reviews
100% recommend it
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Kingsley
Kingsley R. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service

Really understood what we needed and delivered precisely the right bar / staff for our reception and properly added to the atmosphere. Tom's great to deal with too.
Richard
Richard W. Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

easy to work with, so friendly and professional

Tom and Hannah were really easy to work with, so friendly and professional. We couldn't believe it was a temporary bar, it looked absolutely incredible.

On top of everything else that we wanted to thank them for, we wanted specifically to thank them for moving the chairs between the ceremony and the reception without being asked. They were really attentive and helped keep our wedding stress free.

Tom was really helpful in the lead up to wedding asking all the questions we hadn't considered and even sourcing recyclable coffee cups for us at short notice

They went above and beyond what we expected them to do.

We'll definitely keep them in mind to recommend for any friends getting married in London in the future.
Adam
Adam M. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding in SE London August 2022

Tom was extremely friendly and responsive, tailoring his offering to our requirements and proving flexible and helpful with shifting arrangements. Tom and his team helped to organise welcome drinks and a cocktail table in addition to the standard bar service, all of which were greatly enjoyed by guests. We would recommend to any couples / event organisers requiring a bespoke bar service for their celebration.
Richenda
Richenda D. Sent on 19/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So great and so easy!

These guys did a great job for our ceremony and reception! One of our suppliers let us down at the last minute and Tom and the team stepped in and helped us out to do the ceremony as well as the reception (they were only originally going to do the reception!). Tom made the process so easy and was v accommodating with all our requests!
Joe
Joe W. Sent on 22/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

First class from start to finish!

We "Hired the Bar" for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the service. We dealt with Tom who was a complete professional. He'd thought of everything, and nothing was too much trouble. Drink selection and price was spot-on, and Tom had amazing suggestions we hadn't even thought of that really made everything so much better! It took all the pressure off of us, and it was so nice not to have to worry about the bar and whether our guests had enough of what they wanted to drink. They definitely did! All-in-all, we couldn't rate Hire the Bar any higher - it made our special day so much more special knowing everything was having such a great time! Five stars.
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Andrea T. Sent on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fab service

Hire the Bar helped make our event. Looked lovely, tailored things to our needs and fantastic service from the bar staff who were very friendly and efficient :-)
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Namrita N. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Service!!

Hire the bar catered for our Black Friday day in the office and provided great service throughout! Tom was super flexible, even with all last minute changes/additions and communicated in a well manner. The event itself was a blast as everyone enjoyed the drinks menu and they made the office a really great, celebratory vibe- the set-up was super cute too! Will 100& recommend and would love to work together some time in the future :)
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Tim B. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a dream to work with

Why can't all suppliers be like Hire The Bar?? From the first contact with Tom we knew our wedding drinks were going to be in safe hands, he's so knowledgeable and nice he made us feel like nothing was too much effort for them. On the day the team were so friendly all our guests loved them. Everything went perfectly.
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Ushir P. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Joint 16th / 50th birthday party

Tom and his team were literal life savers, stepping in with one week’s notice to run the bar at mine and my daughter’s joint party.

He listened to our requirements including a bespoke menu of mocktails for my daughter’s guests and provided a perfect set of options for us.

On the day, u heard nothing but good things from all guests. Thank you so much, Tom!!
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C Raines Sent on 14/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire the Bar is like no other

First, let me start with I rarely review anything, and if I ever do I've never given 5 stars, until today. My wife and I like in America and chose to get married in England. Tom, 8 hours ahead, always set aside time we could video chat with him at a time that worked for both of us. We never felt we were asking too many questions or were a bother to him at all. Once were in England Tom was constantly available over text. On the day he opened all the windows at the venue before we arrived, set up just where we asked, and was kind to every guest. I world get married all over again as long as I knew Tom would be available.
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Lauren D. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

My husband and I hired Tom for our wedding 22nd of September. We chose him as a supplier around a year before the event. Our initial conversation with him was very indepth and he listened to all of out needs, was also extremely friendly. Throughout the planning process he was on point, even making sure we had our preferred asti and customising the package to suit our wants.

Fast forward to the day itself. Tom and Hannah were absolutely amazing. Everything was super organised and they were happy to help. Tom even ran to sainsburys for us. Our guests remarked on how amazing the bar staff were. Would highly recommend! Thank you so much for making our day as stress free as possible
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Marc S. Sent on 17/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Completely put us at ease ahead of our big day

Tom and Hannah were incredibly professional, lovely to deal with and really put us at ease ahead of our wedding party. They worked with us to incorporate our requests into their service, took a last-minute change of venue in their stride and made sure the evening ran smoothly with no-one left waiting for their drink or cocktail! We'd highly recommend them for wedding service.
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Eleanor G. Sent on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, Flexible and Fun!

We used Hire the Bar for our wedding reception including welcome drinks, table wine and bar service. Tom and his team were very friendly, easy to work with and offered great flexibility with the drinks on offer. Very personable, would recommend.
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Laura T. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone should hire Hire the Bar!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Hire the Bar to anyone, they were fantastic from start to finish. In the lead up to the event Tom was constantly in contact and no ask was too big. The addition of the cocktail bar was great and we had so many compliments from guests on how good the drinks were! On a side note all of the bar staff were incredibly friendly and really helped to make our day run with ease. A huge thank you from us!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Ella S. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic from start to finish

Tom and the team were incredible! Tom was great in the run up to the wedding and giving us tips and advice as well as providing a great range of non alcoholic options too! We had some pre wedding issues with our venue and Tom was fantastic at supporting us and making sure we could still pull off the wedding of our dreams! My fav thing though was how friendly and invested Tom was in making our day a success. An absolute joy, could not recommend enough!
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