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Supplier Spotlight – Bar Hire – Barnomadics

March 10th, 2017

Best Intent Marquees work with a number of amazing suppliers from florists to DJs and bands but of course an event isn’t an event without a bar – let’s face it, it is usually the busiest place at an event! Good drinks and fantastic service can make or break a party so we caught up with Chris Langan and his team from Barnomadics who told us a bit more about themselves and gave us some sound advice:

Who are Barnomadics?

Barnomadics is an industry leading bar service and events agency working throughout the UK and beyond. We work with some biggest names in the industry creating bars and drinks for awards, sporting events, conferences and weddings.


What do you do?

From the first plan to the final pour, we provide everything you need to deliver outstanding drinks and an unforgettable experience at your event.


Why should people hire you?

We are a small team of industry professionals, with vast experience in activating both small and large scale events. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your event goes exactly as you envisioned! We are fully committed to our clients, which is shown through our vast amount of repeat business over the years. And most of all, we really love what we do!


Most memorable events you have covered so far?

There have been so many! Ryder Cup, James Bond Premier, UEFA Champions League, Scotland Food and Drink Awards. Some of the most exciting events to contribute to are private events such as weddings, where we can get creative and really impact someone’s big day!


Top tips for a successful event from the Bars point of view?

Plan, plan, plan! Communication is also very important. We’re often working with multiple companies such as venues, catering companies and other bar companies, so it’s imperative that we ensure we have frequent contact with everyone involved before and during the event.

On the day itself, it’s essential to be prepared for any eventuality!  At Barnomadics we always remember to have fun! If we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves this comes across to our clients and puts them at ease.


What is you favourite drink?

Our favourite classic drink is: “We Met in the French Quarter

This is Barnomadics’ twist on a classic Vieux Carré. Created to celebrate the union of American and Scottish friends at a golfing event at Skibo Castle, substituting bourbon with Scottish Whisky in the American classic. It’s a stirred down boozy concoction, great for after dinner. We recommend using Singleton 12 year old, Remy Martin VSOP, Cochi Torino, Dom Benedictine and a dash of orange and angostura bitters. Since its creation we’ve been experimenting with different ways to serve this drink such as bottling it.



Our favourite innovative drink is:


This upgraded gin and tonic was created by our Drinks Innovation Manager, Scott, to address the problem of waste in our industry. Scott uses the same citrus fruit in three different ways. Firstly making an oleo-saccharum from the peels, then a cordial from the juice and finally dehydrating the already used peels to make a garnish for the drink. This method ensures that no part of the fruit is wasted. We recommend using a citrusy gin like Tanqueray 10 and Fevertree tonic with a dash of homemade oleo-saccharum or cordial.


Best thing to serve for the designated drivers?

Our clients always appreciate having a non-alcoholic option at events, not only for drivers, but to promote responsible drinking. It’s really important for us to create something special for those who choose not to drink, or who want a break from the alcoholic counterparts!

A firm favourite is the Pink Blossom. A heady mix of pink grapefruit, pressed apple and sweet lavender which is refreshing and sophisticated.



We can’t wait to work with Barnomadics again, more importantly, we hope we are invited to an event they are covering!

For a truly special event, do get in touch with these guys – they really are some of the best in the business. They have an amazing selection of bars to choose from, they can design drinks especially for your event and their teams are seriously cool! Check out there website here or give them a call on 0131 443 3028