We love love love today’s super cool supplier! Based on the Essex coast, Gather Bars provide vintage fully licensed mobile bars in quirky settings such as a horse boxes and a tricycle bar. Providing a bespoke bar and sourcing their drinks from their local, independent producers, what’s not to love?! We caught up with owners Matt and Kate to get the low down…
Tell us a a bit more about Gather Bars…
We run mobile bars that focus on real ale and craft beer from smaller brewers in the local area. We have two Horse Box Bars, a Tricycle Bar and a Pop-Up Bar currently and are building an all new ‘top secret’ mobile bar. We serve traditional drinks and offer a full bar service to compliment our focus on real ales. Plenty of gin based drinks, Fentimans soft drinks and mixers and Suffolk lager and cider featuring along with east anglian spirits.
What inspired you to start your business?
We both needed a change of direction and after 14 years freelancing in fashion it was a craving for something more ‘real’ and less superficial also watching too many episodes of amazing spaces!
How are you different from any other similar suppliers?
We are working with the small brewers face to face and everything we do is as traditional as possible from the hand lettering and signwriting through to the glasses we use and the staff dress.
What do you love most about working in the wedding industry?
Every guest arrives happy and is at the wedding for a good time. The look on peoples faces when they have tried something new from the bar and love it!
What would be your number one piece of advice for a bride to be?
Think through there logistic’s! How is the Horse box going to fit, access the space and then work on the day!
Tell us about the best thing you have seen at a wedding you have been to?
Inviting your dog to the wedding and him being totally cool with the whole day!
Finally, in one sentence why should someone choose Gather Bars?
We look after the detail and our service is second to none!
Matt and Kate’s quick fire questions!
Platinum or gold…platinum
Hotel or campervan…camper
Up or down…up
Dinner party or party party…party party
Band or DJ…DJ
Coffee or tea…coffee (Matt) tea (Kate)
Smart or casual…smart (Matt) casual (Kate)
Sunrise or sunset…sunrise