Our standard fully licensed cash bar set-up includes draught Stella Artois and Whitbread Best bitter, a wide range of branded spirits, chilled bottled beers, adult mixed drinks, soft drinks and wines. In order to power the draught cooler and bottle chiller units, access to at least one mains or two generator powered electrical points will be required at your chosen venue.

We are able to procure a temporary license for your event until 11 p.m., or should your event be a special occasion as defined by current licensing regulations, until midnight.

The charge for the licensed cash bar set-up is 250 if booked at least 4 weeks in advance, or 300 if booked within 4 weeks of the event. This charge is based on the bar operating for five hours. The charge includes staffing, and is payable on booking of the event.

Please note that we now have a separate web site dedicated to our mobile bars service. Please visit friendscatering.com for all the latest information on this aspect of our business.

We offer seasonal and early booking discounts on the mobile bar hire charge. Please call us on 01273 591058 or e-mail us at friendscatering@aol.com for details!

In the absence of adequate washing up facilities at the venue, a range of durable, single-use, disposable beverage service ware is used. Otherwise, glassware is used.

We require a copy of the invitation for your event to process the application for the temporary license. You may download a bar booking form by clicking here which should be completed and returned to use with your invitation or as soon as it is available.

Please download our online Mobile Bars Brochure for details.

We specialise in the installation and operation of mobile bars at large scale events and festivals, as well as franchised or contracted permanent bars. For a free quote, please contact us with your specific requirements.

Take the stress out of the most important day of your life!

We can provide you with everything from reception drinks, a fork buffet or a set menu for your wedding breakfast, wine and Champagne, a finger buffet for your evening guests, and a fully licensed bar at competitive prices without compromising on quality.

For a free and friendly consultation, menus and drinks packages, call 01273 591058 and request a brochure or download from link page

In addition to providing all your catering needs, we can help with:


  • Cakes
  • Photographer
  • Live music, entertainers or disco
  • Cars
  • Flowers
  • Toastmaster
  • Venues
  • Accommodation
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  We cater banquets for 40 guests or more, with menus and wines suitable for any occasion. Also available is a wide range of cold, hot, mixed, vegetarian and finger buffets at competitive prices. We can also provide authentic Chinese and Thai dishes, as well as themed menus to suit your occasion, and give you and your guests a very cosmopolitan service.

Our Chefs will be glad to discuss your specific menu ideas with you. For our comprehensive brochure, please ring 01273 591058 or complete our online brochure request form with your requirements!

Please download our online Brochure for details.
  Whether it is a birthday, a barbecue or a ball, we have the expertise and skills to make your special occasion one to remember. We specialise in large events but have the versatility to tailor our talents and menus to your special event.

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  We have managed bar and catering contracts for Hove Borough Council and Adur District Council. Our experienced and friendly team of staff can bring professional and dynamic management to your organisation's catering and bar services, either via a franchise or through direct management.

At present, we operate the bar services contract at The Barn Theatre in Southwick. The theatre complex is an excellent venue for weddings, conferences, exhibitions, meetings and other social events.

Do call us with your requirements and details of facilities, and we shall be glad to put forward a proposal to suit!