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Outside Bars Dorset was founded in 2006 by Chris Young. After several years of licensed trade experience, an opportunity arose to provide bars for local fundraising events and an agricultural show. As time went on, requests started coming in for family parties and weddings. With the increase in bookings, all from word of mouth, more help was needed. Gavin joined the team a couple of years later to help at weddings but now primarily plans, oversees and runs the large event side of the business. He has recently been followed by Nicole and Emma overseeing various functions mainly the weddings and parties and assisting with the larger events. 

The four of us are all personal licence holders to provide peace of mind during functions and there is active plans to put through more of our senior members of staff through the personal licence course in due course.


We are backed up by a loyal team of experienced, friendly and knowledgable staff to help at functions anywhere in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. With the commitment they show to our customers with their professionalism, we reward with benefits and steps to improve their knowledge with various training.


We are fully insured with a public liability of £10,000,000, all our electrical items are PAT tested annually and we have a good relationship with all the local councils to arrange the necessary licences, obtained free of charge for all bookings.


We are also well supported by a leading regional drinks supplier who provides for all our needs. We also have contacts in a wide selection of local brewers, cider makers and distilleries, so whatever your requirement, we will do our upmost to fulfil your requirements.

In 2017 and 2018 we were shortlisted and came runners up in the finals of the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards for best mobile bar. At the 2019 award ceremony, we were also a finalist in that category but surprisingly for the team, we won the Contribution to the Wedding Industry Award. This is a testament in itself to the high quality service we strive to achieve at all functions.


Just have a look at our testimonials page for reviews from some of our happy clients.

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Contribution to the Wedding Industry Award at the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards 2019