The Tippsy Mare provides you with not only the best, friendliest, fully trained licensed staff but a variety of drinks & packages to suit your needs & most importantly your budget!

We are extremely flexible & reliable, with our aim being to make your event a success!

Vintage Horse Trailer lovingly converted into a Mobile Bar available for 

food & drink festivals, country shows, weddings & private events.

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Welcome To The Tippsy Mare

The Tippsy Mare provides you with the best, friendliest and fully trained licensed staff. We can offer you a variety of drinks & packages to suit your needs & most importantly your budget!

We are extremely reliable & flexible, with our aim being to make your event a success!

What Are We

The Tippsy Mare is a Pre-1983 Bahill horse trailer that has been lovingly converted into a vintage styled mobile drinks bar. 


We are based in the heart of the South West of England between Bristol and Gloucester and are happy to travel up to 75 miles for events with no charge. Since being established in 2017, The Tippsy Mare has been known for an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. It’s this standard of service that has provided the impetus for us to grow into the business we are today.


We are available for food & drink festivals, country shows, weddings & private events.

We are happy to provide a range of drinks which include special gins, prosecco, ciders and beers as requested by yourself for your event.

We can take care of ensuring your event is legally compliant. We hold a personal licence and can apply for a alcohol license (TENs) on your behalf.

We also take card payments.

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Our Wedding Packages

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Dry Bar - £250

The  'Dry hire' package is for clients who want to provide their own drinks & glassware and make use of The Tippsy Mare Horse Box Bar. Drinks can be purchased from our comprehensive price list. Equipped and ready for service. We'll deliver The Tippsy Mare and set up ready for your event and provide trained staff to serve. A great feature for any event.

Cash Bar - £200

Our very popular 'Cash Bar' package is a fully stocked bar with a selection of  prosecco, gins, bottled wines, champagne, and bottled beers and ciders of your choice, from our comprehensive price list. Your guests can pay for their own individual drinks by cash or card. This allows you to have a professional run bar at your event with no hassles. 

Pre-paid Bar - 25% deposit on booking

The  'Pre-paid' package provides a free bar of your choice for your guests, with a number of drinks pre- paid for your guests. Once the credits have been used The Tippsy Mare reverts to a Cash Bar.  Price of the Pre-paid bar depends on the number of guests and the type of drinks provided, hire starting at £250. 

Indoor Pop-up Bar - £200

The Pop-up Bar can be hired as a Pre-paid or a Cash bar. This allows you to have a professional run bar at your event allowing you to fully enjoy the company of your guests. Its ideal for village halls, community centres or smaller indoor venues.

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Thornbury Xmas Lights Switch-on

On the 19th November 2019 we will be attending the Thornbury Xmas lights switch-on. Find us at the top of the High Street from where we will be serving our delicious Mulled Gin. 

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We really have no words that can describe how AMAZING The Tippsy Mare are!! Fitted perfect into our wedding, gorgeous bar and settings. And the most down to earth people you could imagine! Thank you again for everything! x

Sarah Louise Oakes


The Tippsy Mare were at our wedding on 2nd August and what an amazing job Mel and her team did!! From beginning to end of the whole service provided I couldn't fault it. Mel was extremely helpful and she even provided little buckets to keep the wine cool in on the tables. Mel decorated Tippsy to fit in with our wedding theme which was vintage/Country and it looked fantastic alongside our marquee. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the bar and said what an efficient service they provided with reasonably priced drinks. Thank you so much for making our day so special. We would highly recommend and we will definitely be using you again at future family events

Anna Smith


On 15th June The Tippsy Mare provided a pop-up indoor bar for Cardiff based Theatr Pena's Birthday and Farewell Party held in Insole Court.

From start to finish Mel was brilliant. Approachable, accommodating, helpful, she even did a recce of the venue in advance to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the day and provided everything I requested for our Spanish themed event (Cava, Sangria, lovely red and white wines) – and more.

If I ever need a mobile bar in the future I won't hesitate to contact Mel or to recommend The Tippsy Mare to anyone looking for a professional, stress-free, friendly, smiley service!

Thank you so much for helping to make our party such a memorable and fun occasion.

Erica Eirian, on behalf of Theatr Pena and friends. 


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Melanie Dixon

CEO

Hi, I'm the very proud owner of The Tippsy Mare. We pride ourselves on an unrivalled level of service, always with a smile to help you have the most successful event possible. The Tippsy Mare provides me with a few of my favourite pastimes - good quality gin,  meeting new people and having fun. I started this journey with my friend Michelle who worked tirelessly in getting us established. Good luck with your 1st pub. 


Situated in the heart of the South West of England between Bristol and Gloucester we travel up to 75 miles for your event

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Please get in touch with us on:


Phone - 07748 638720

Email - [email protected]

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