No Corkage Country House, with no handling or storage fees
Huntsham Court is a no corkage country house, where we pride ourselves on our transparency and flexibility in all aspects of our customer offering. We promise no hidden charges, including no corkage and no handling charges. You also have total freedom when it comes to sourcing your drinks as well as where and how you choose to serve them. We obviously also give you complimentary use of our glassware.
Pay Bar? Free Bar? Or combo?
Whether you are looking for quaffable plonk, fine vintage wines, local ales or fruity ciders you are welcome to bring your own with no corkage and have a free bar, but we also have an alcohol license to sell alcohol. There are lots of different options and often people have different arrangements for different parts of their event and stay. We are very flexible so have a chat to us about what you are thinking.
Who runs the bar?
As we are a no corkage country house, there are lots of options with us and depending on the type of bar you are having so chat to us. Options inlcude, but are not limitted to:
- Bring your own.
- Run your own open bar.
- Have staff to run or help you with your bar.
- Have a pay bar run by us.
- Hire a cocktail bar / shots bar.
One thing to be sure of though is even if you are running your own free bar your event planner can easily find glass collectors, back bar washer-uppers and assistant bar staff to help take the weight off your shoulders, so you can focus on enjoying time with your guests.
Local Drinks Suppliers List
The list below are some local suppliers who have supplied clients here before. Have a rummage to see what might suit you best as with no corkage charges you can get a great quality tipple for no a lot:
Local – Barrels available
Here are a few suggestions:
Cotleigh Brewery (Craft Ales)
Sheppy’s Cider (Craft Cider)
Sandford Orchards (Craft Ciders)
Otter Brewery (Craft Beers & Ales)
Ashcombe Brewery (Craft Ciders)
We have some amazing wine growers and vineyards in the South West and he’s the list of our locals, which all make some great quality and good value English wines:
Local Wine Merchants
Sale or Return
There are a couple of local wine merchants who can do sale or return, so you only pay them for what you have opened. Please contact then directly for specific terms. They include:
The Jolly Vintner
Other Popular Choices
Not Sale or Return
Often clients plan for their event and buy direct from the major supermarket chains. You can often get good deals, such as champagne for £15 p/b and wine from £6p/b, but it is normally not sale or return.
External Bar Supplier
Some clients prefer to use their main caterer to run a bar for them, or get a mobile bar company in so they don’t have to worry about stocking the bar at all – they do all the organising and leg work. They can even create a special cocktail for your event and name it after you. Clients have used many of the main caterers suggested on our “Food’ page to supply and run a bar or, often more cost effective:
Your Event Manager can schedule in bar staff and glass collectors for you from the local area to run and manage the bar for you.
Vintage Cocktail makers
This team can run your bar inside as well as in their caravan!
This team can supply and run a bar for you on site:
A great bar service run from a very cute converted VW Camper van:
Vintage Coffee Vans
Vintage Tea Van
The perfect cuppa served from a beautifully restored 1970s Citroen HZ van. They can even serve tea and cakes or fizz!
Couple of Mugs
A vintage polka dot caravan (named Norman) perfectly converted into a cocktail bar with bespoke drinks menus to suit your event.
The Cocktail Caravan