AN INSIGHT INTO MY HORSEBOX BAR BUSINESS: The Gin Kitchen

Today’s focus shows how I set up and run a unique and successful business from a 25 year old converted horse trailer! If you’re considering setting up a mobile bar business, absolutely go for it and listen to the below as to why…

Back in May 2017 when I launched my first trailer for The Gin Kitchen, there weren’t half as many mobile bars for hire on the market. Nowadays, mobile bars come in many and varied forms from a plank resting on beer kegs, to purpose built portable units, to fully equipped trailers kitted out to run just like a pub! Many of these businesses are run on a part time basis by people already in the license trade such as pubs, wine bars etc. but there is potential for you to break into the market if you can come up with a unique, creative concept. 

At the time when I was doing my market research, gin was just starting to hit the UK drinks industry, CONTINUE
We now travel all over Europe with multiple bar options, check out the social media pages for The Gin Kitchen below…

The initial set up costs can range from a couple of hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands, depending on what you want to do. I’m very lucky that Daddy Bucknell and other friends have creative minds so we managed to do the majority ourselves rather than outsourcing. This part was time consuming but once you’ve done one, they become easier! There are also so many companies you can reach out to for a ‘one stop shop’ trailer conversion if you don’t have the capabilities of doing your own (you do pay the price for these though!). We now have a fleet of 2 horse box bars, one rustic Rice trailer and one contemporary Ifor Williams trailer.

Six reasons to start your own mobile bar business and the advantages it can bring…

Over the next few weeks, I aim to cover off a checklist on setting up a small business within the UK including registering your business (pros and cons of sole traders vs limited companies), devising sales & marketing strategies to get you going and how to manage a start-up during full-time employment!

Make you sign up to new post notifications below and follow my personal social media accounts for updates & an exciting giveaway announcement coming soon!

P.S. I have no idea what I would do without Mummy Bucknell’s help with The Gin Kitchen so an appreciation picture of us both at the Sipsmith Distillery Tour in 2019!

I hope that helped answer some questions I have recently been asked regarding The Gin Kitchen! Please do get in touch if you’d like a chat or if you have any ideas on working together, I’m always open to meeting for a coffee/G&T!

Chloe x

Today’s focus shows how I set up and run a unique and successful business from a 25 year old converted horse trailer! If you’re considering setting up a mobile bar business, absolutely go for it and listen to the below as to why…

Back in May 2017 when I launched my first trailer for The Gin Kitchen, there weren’t half as many mobile bars for hire on the market. Nowadays, mobile bars come in many and varied forms from a plank resting on beer kegs, to purpose built portable units, to fully equipped trailers kitted out to run just like a pub! Many of these businesses are run on a part time basis by people already in the license trade such as pubs, wine bars etc. but there is potential for you to break into the market if you can come up with a unique, creative concept. 

At the time when I was doing my market research, gin was just starting to hit the UK drinks industry, CONTINUE
We now travel all over Europe with multiple bar options, check out the social media pages for The Gin Kitchen below…

The initial set up costs can range from a couple of hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands, depending on what you want to do. I’m very lucky that Daddy Bucknell and other friends have creative minds so we managed to do the majority ourselves rather than outsourcing. This part was time consuming but once you’ve done one, they become easier! There are also so many companies you can reach out to for a ‘one stop shop’ trailer conversion if you don’t have the capabilities of doing your own (you do pay the price for these though!). We now have a fleet of 2 horse box bars, one rustic Rice trailer and one contemporary Ifor Williams trailer.

Six reasons to start your own mobile bar business and the advantages it can bring…

Over the next few weeks, I aim to cover off a checklist on setting up a small business within the UK including registering your business (pros and cons of sole traders vs limited companies), devising sales & marketing strategies to get you going and how to manage a start-up during full-time employment!

Make you sign up to new post notifications below and follow my personal social media accounts for updates & an exciting giveaway announcement coming soon!

P.S. I have no idea what I would do without Mummy Bucknell’s help with The Gin Kitchen so an appreciation picture of us both at the Sipsmith Distillery Tour in 2019!

I hope that helped answer some questions I have recently been asked regarding The Gin Kitchen! Please do get in touch if you’d like a chat or if you have any ideas on working together, I’m always open to meeting for a coffee/G&T!

Chloe x