The Maverick Bar Company combine the classic French style of their vintage Citroen van with the best in drinks and service.
Our 1967 Citroen H van (known as Franc) has been lovingly restored and professionally converted into a pop up mobile bar.
Disappointed by the poor choice and quality of drinks served at events, we work with local producers (such as an award winning English vineyard and our local award winning brewery in Esher) to serve a variety of great tasting drinks with great service.
Our bar has two gas lines - so we can serve draft products such as beer, prosecco and cocktails (we have a supberb espresso martini on tap), an on board ice machine, fridge and speed rails which mean our trained staff (all trained in the art of cocktail mixology) can serve high quality drinks at speed.
We stock a full bar, including beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and we hand make cocktails to order. When you book with The Maverick Bar Company we work with you to develop the perfect menu and you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
We are a trusted bar supplier to The BBC Good Food Show, Taste of London events in Hyde Park and Virgin Airlines are a corporate client of ours. You can also spot Franc at food fairs, weddings, private parties, corporate events, on film shoots and brand activation events.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can we dry hire your bar?
Yes - we can dry hire our vehicle.Please contact us to discuss your requirements.- With this option we would deliver our vehicle to your event.- Provide one full trained and licensed bar tender for 4 hours (we can provide an additional bar tender or for longer for an additional fee.You supply:- The drinks / kegs to use our draft lines- Glasses- Ice- Drinks garnishesOr we can source any of the above for a fee.
How far do you travel?
Our French boy Franc is 53 years old and we don't like to drive him huge distances.Franc lives in Kingston upon Thames and we serve London and The Surrey area.Mileage over 30 miles from our storage facility in Kingston upon Thames (KT1) we charge at 45p per mile (each way).Please contact us to discuss your event / location.
How big is your vehicle?
Our vehicle measures:- 4.29m long- 2m wide- 2.34m highWe can fit inside a standard marquee and event tent.
Whats included in your hire fee?
As standard, hire of us includes:- Delivery of our vehicle to your event- The provision of 2 trained and licensed staff- Drinks- Premium disposable glasses (which we recycle)- Paper straws- Ice- Drinks garnishesWe can tailor our package to suit your requirements.
Can you supply returnable glass glasses?
Yes - we can supply these for a fee which includes delivery, collection, washing, loss and breakage allowance.
Can you serve cocktails?
Yes - we serve cocktails.All of our staff are fully trained and experienced mixologists and can serve the classic cocktail serves as well as modern cocktails.We can even develop a bespoke serve for your event.
Do you have the relevant licences?
Our staff hold personal licences to serve alcohol.Your event location will required a premises licence. If the premises do not have the relevant licence it will require a TENS (temporary events notice).You can apply for a TENS yourself with the local authority or we can apply for it on your behalf for a small fee.
Do you use plastic straws?
No - we don't use plastic straws (we all know how bad they are for the environment).We supply paper straws.
What glasses come as standard?
We supply premium single use glasses as standard.We endeavour to collect and recycle as many of these as we can.
Can you supply fully compostable glasses?
Yes - we can supply fully compostable / biodegradable tumblers - these breakdown within 12 weeks.
What drinks can you supply?
We can stock a full bar of drinks, for example beers, wine, fizz, spirits (with which we make cocktails), mixers and soft drinks.We work with you to develop the perfect menu for your wedding.
Can you dress Franc to tie in with my wedding theme?
Yes - we can dress Franc
Are you able to take card and cash payments?
Yes -we can take card and cash payments for a paying bar.
How does a complementary bar work?
We would agree how much you would like to place behind the bar.We serve your guests and monitor the spend.When the agreed amount is reached we can stop the bar or switch to a cash bar.
I'm a gin fan - can you operate a gin bar?
We carry a wide selection of gins and unique mixers, offering a mix of famous brands, local craft gins and something truly different.Our staff have a passion for gin and can offer advice on our range before making you the perfect G&T.
Can i hire you as a Prosecco van?
We have gas lines and can serve Prosecco on tap at speed.