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Starting a horse box gin/prosecco bar

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catherineofarrogance80 · 23/03/2021 19:00

I have some money to invest and was wondering if I could make a go of a business like this- attending weddings/festivals etc.
Is this a bit too old hat now?

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expectopelargonium · 23/03/2021 19:03

Have you done some costings, and worked out the finances? And have you worked in hospitality before - do you have a lot of contacts?

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Redtartanshoes · 23/03/2021 19:05

Think if you could make it a coffee and gin/prosecco box you’d make more money... otherwise it would be parked up 7 months of the year.

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catherineofarrogance80 · 26/03/2021 17:06

@expectopelargonium

Have you done some costings, and worked out the finances? And have you worked in hospitality before - do you have a lot of contacts?

Nope it's all totally new
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catherineofarrogance80 · 26/03/2021 17:07

Was wondering if anyone had any ideas to make it a bit different to the norm as from what I've seen there is a lot of competition

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AlCalavicci · 26/03/2021 17:18

Horses boxes are hard to secure , the drop down ramp generally dont have locks on them though some can be fitted with padlocks.
So you need to look at the security / insurance side of things .

Where would you park it ? have you got a relevant driving licence ?
How about a old ice cream van instead ? I would think there is less converting to do

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catherineofarrogance80 · 26/03/2021 20:30

The ice cream van sounds fun

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AlCalavicci · 27/03/2021 01:04

You would also obs need a alcohol of sales licence .

Where would you ply your trade , are you just thinking about summer shows ? car / dog / farmers markets / fairs / horse / craft fairs , or more like weddings / partys / .
for both you would need to make sure the land you use also has a license ( to be fair most shows now a days do have )
For show the pitch rent can be astronomical , a local car show that I went to every year charges the vans £1000 per DAY its a three day show and they had to be there for at least two days .
to be fair it is a huge show ground and very popular but yikes !

If you are doing weddings and the likes where will you park , most celebrations are held in pubs / restaurants/ or in peoples gardens.
and unless you can offer something very good I can see many people leaving a pub to go and buy booze from a van , I also v much doubt many pubs would allow this , you are taking their trade .

I promise I am not telling you not to do it but there is a lot to consider before you even start to think about what you will sell.

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catherineofarrogance80 · 27/03/2021 09:21

@AlCalavicci no all thoughts are great fully received

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AlCalavicci · 27/03/2021 14:03

if you decided to sell cider and you are in the north west give me a shout and i will sample some of your wares to make sure the pass muster Grin 🍺

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AlCalavicci · 27/03/2021 14:04

they Confused

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