Marquee Bar Concessions
You are invited to apply for a Bar Concession for England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle
Sited in front of Herstmonceux Castle and on the edge of the Royal Arena are the Buxom Wench Tavern and the Jester's Inn. These two 40 x 100 foot traditional white centre pole marquees house the bar and catering concessions. The bar concession is allocated
40 running feet within each marquee. These points of sale have tremendous opportunity to sell beverages both alcoholic and non alcoholic to the public during open hours on each of the Festival days and have exclusive rights to cater for the re-enactors who use the Buxom Wench Tavern facilities after hours on the four nights of the long weekend.
A good variety of quality beverages along with a high standard of service, costuming and decoration of catering area must be achieved and maintained throughout the entire weekend. The cost of acquiring the bar concession is £6,000
(or best offer if applicable). A 50% non refundable deposit must be paid at the time of booking, accompanied by a cheque post dated for 1st April for the balance due. Payments can also be made by credit card or BACS. The annual bar concessionaire is subject to approval by MGEL, and payment of a deposit does not confirm this approval.
The Malcolm Group will provide:
The marquee in which to cater: water hook up: electrical power: near by toilets with sinks: wheel bins for waste: lighting where necessary: chairs and tables.
The Concessionaire will:
1. Have the concession open, fully staffed and ready for business between the hours of:
6 pm and 11 pm
Saturday: Sunday: Monday:
At a previously agreed time to cater for the participants: between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm (unless otherwise agreed) for the visiting public, RAIN OR SHINE and with no exceptions: 7 pm and 11.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday 7 pm and 10pm for participants (unless otherwise agreed).
2. Decorate with a medieval theme the catering area.
3. Ensure that all servers are dressed in medieval-style costume.
4. Ensure absolute cleanliness of the catering area at all times.
5. Submit a planned menu of beverages and prices (with selected
concessions in the evening for re-enactors, performers, traders,
staff etc) for pre-approval at the time of booking.
6. Apply and pay for all required liquor licenses or permits for the bars.
Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis.
There is free on site camping, or B&B is available in the Castle’s residence building (subject to availability)
Booking for these rooms is arranged by the Festival managment.
If you would like to be included for future consideration please forward your full contact details.