From horse transporter to alcohol transporter: the story of Peggy’s bar

Back in January we published a post about Peggy’s Bar: our new offering for 2017. Now we’re going to revisit the conversion process and update you on how she’s getting on after her first summer season.

The conversion

Peggy’s bar started life as a humble Rice horse trailer and came painted a glossy green as you can see below with a very proud Richard at the workshop. We decided that a converted horsebox bar would be the perfect companion to our tipis, as it fits well with the outdoor alternative wedding venue we create. Before starting work on her we took her to our good friends at GT Towing in Hatfield to make sure that she was safe to transport our valuable drinks. We then set to cut out a serving hatch, which proved to be quite a nerve-wracking task but it all went well as you can tell from Richard’s face below!

It took us a few weeks to replace the rusty bolts, give her a new paint job, and wire in 13A electrics. We then built a bespoke back bar with shelving and a wooden bar top with a hinged hatch cover. After installing a fridge, she was ready for her first job, check her out before her first outing below:

We were excited to take her out on an event, so we launched her at our autumn open day almost a year ago. Peggy was initially very protective of her new bar as you can see below, but she’s learned to chill out a bit now!

Bar, Alcohol, Mobile, Party

Wedding hydration

As 2017 came around we took the bar out on many new adventures around Hertfordshire (and sometimes further afield), and had so much fun behind the bar and seeing how much fun people have in our tipis! We are constantly reviewing our bar menu, in order to be able to offer you high quality drinks at affordable prices. We stock a wide selection including top notch ale from Tring Brewery, fine wine from Yellow Tail as well as a selection of our other favourite drinks. We now have the capability to attach the horsebox to our tipis to create a sealed, all-weather bar solution.

Branding

Tipi men Ceri & Jamie decided half way through the summer that Peggy’s bar was in need of some branding, so they set to work on creating and installing some custom decals, Peggy was very impressed, what do you think?

As well as Peggy’s converted horsebox bar we offer our 4m rustic pallet wood bar which can be used inside our tipis or outside underneath our Nimbus mini tipi. Email hello@countrytipis.co.uk for more information and a copy of our current drinks list.

Cheers!

Country Tipis & Peggy’s Bar x