Welcome to Bar Nova

We are award-winning event bar specialists, renowned for delivering exceptional bar experiences for corporate and private events throughout the UK. We concoct mind-blowing bar concepts and transform them into memorable event experiences for you and your guests.

"You have to be odd to be number one"- Dr.Seuss

Not Your Ordinary Event Bar

Premium Event Bar Hire Services

From weddings and corporate events to festivals and Christmas markets, our full-service event bars come with everything you need. Brilliant bars, experienced bartenders and memorable menus featuring stunning premium cocktails and top-notch tipples.

"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird"- Frank Zappa

This Aint Our First Rodeo

Our expert approach

Founded back in 2016 by Yvan and Faye Williams, Barnova was born by hospitality experts to be the premium provider of unique and creative event bar activations, luxury mobile bar hire, and unparalleled bar and event consultancy services.

A Brief Summary of

Our Services

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Event Bars

Looking to add some pzazz to your next event? Look no further than our award-winning event bars. Whatever the size or shape of your venue, our bars can be customised to fit seamlessly into any space, making them the perfect choice for both big bashes and intimate gatherings. For those longer-lasting events, trial bar installations and long-term pop-ups, chat with us about our Bar Residency options.

River Deep Mountain High

Mobile Bars

We ❤️ festival bars, beach bars, weddings, corporate events, cocktail masterclasses, charity events, garden parties, massive parties, tiny high-end parties, sporting events, Christmas market and winter bars, Pride event bars, Brand partner bars, bar management and everything in between.

We have a selection of portable and mobile bars including trailer horse-box bars that can be delivered anywhere and stocked ready to serve rapidly! Our mobile bars are fully equipped to handle events of any size and we use only the finest ingredients and top-shelf tipples to ensure that every drink we serve is of the highest quality. We love to use local suppliers and will endeavor to source locally whenever possible. We will also stock requested products.

Put it to the Man

Corporate and Brand Activations

Are you looking for an innovative way to promote your brand and create a buzz around your products or services? Look no further than mobile bar brand activation. We’ll work with you to develop a bespoke event or mobile bar package that’s fully customised for your event. Our bespoke bars not only create a visually stunning centrepiece for your event, but also provide a tangible experience that engages with your guests.

More Seasoned Than a Pack of Walkers

Bar Staffing & Consultation

Our team of seasoned hospitality experts has years of experience under their belts, so you can rest assured that your evemt bar is in good hands. We understand the stress and anxiety that can come with event planning, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that every detail is taken care of. From setting up the bar to stocking it with your chosen libations, we handle it all so that you can focus on managing the rest of your event or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy your special occasion.

We Make Stuff Too

The Odd Mulled Syrup Co

Our own unique award-winning mulled syrup makes beautiful mulled wine with all the depth of flavour and aromatics in moments instead of hours. It’s available in attractive recyclable pouches locally at Darts Farm, Bon Gout Deli, Exe Valley Farm Shop, Greendale Farm Shop, Millers Farm Shop, Powderham Farm Shop, and at your favourite seasonal markets around the City - including behind the bar at Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market. Our Odd Mulled Syrup Co products make a wonderful gift for Christmas or take it home to make your own mulled wine. Also perfect for high-volume restaurants, bars and venues and available to order now! For orders and enquiries, email or call us.

Couldn't Have Said it Better Ourselves

Clients & Partners

We cater to the most prestigious event planners, activation agencies, brands, and discerning private clients. Barnova is the premium choice for event, cocktail and mobile bar hire services. Big and small, our team has delivered countless successful events, exceeding expectations and wowing guests.

We pride ourselves on using as many local suppliers as possible so our spending directly benefits the local economy and transport miles are kept at a minimum.

Find Out About

Our Tale

The OG Oddfellows

Faye and Yvan

Founded by Yvan and Faye Williams, Barnova is built on nearly 50 years of hospitality experience. For more than 15 years, Faye & Yvan were the much-loved custodians of award-winning The Oddfellows Gastro Pub based in Exeter. Quirky, fun and brimming with convivial atmosphere, The Oddfellows was unique with a whole lot of charm and top notch grub.

Now running event bars for more than 25 years, Barnova embodies much of the same. Delivering successful and unique bars, Yvan and Faye, backed up by a team of experienced mixologists, event organisers, bartenders and support staff have wrapped up their experience to be portable in the form of mobile and event bars.

As a well-established organisation, we’re lucky enough to have access to the best products, suppliers, and staff in the industry, so you can trust that your bar will be both aesthetically beautiful and logistically seamless. And when it comes to bar management, we’ve tackled some of the most demanding events out there! We love a challenge, so get in touch today and see if we can help with your event bar.

Lisa Vanstone One Voice Media
Clodagh Murphy Cathedral Appointments
Harriet Noble Exeter Living Magazine
Susie Bissell SAIL GP

Couldn't Have Said it Better Ourselves

Testimonials

A huge thank you to you, Faye, and the team for joining us at the Celebration of Speed. The event was a huge success from start to finish with so much great feedback from our guests! It’s working with great innovative partner like yourself that bring the event to life and make it worthwhile! Please do pass on our sincere thanks to your team who worked tirelessly and professionally.

Michael Caines MBE - Lympstone Manor

One Voice Media has worked with Barnova for many years. We have always been pleased by the service and the quality of the offering from Barnova. The team take time to provide carefully thought-out solutions for each event, providing excellent customer service and attention to detail. The bars are always very well presented and visually appealing with a great selection of drinks and cocktails

Lisa Vanstone - One Voice Media

I just wanted to say a mammoth thank you to you and your team for helping to make our Summer Festival a resounding success. The Gin Fizz and Rum Punch bars went down a storm (as evidenced by the number served) and, as you might imagine, we’ve been receiving very positive feedback ever since.

Beverley Langley - Oxygen House

The bar set up was attractive and inviting for customer and provided a new offering for our customers in 2023. They were able to adapt to the change in drinking behaviour from day to night, and cope with the surges in service through the festival, with a professional and welcoming approach. The bar was a great addition to the Gone Wild Festival footprint and proved to be a success with our customers!

Laura James - Gone Wild Festival

We have engaged Barnova to provide the bar provisions for SailGP for the past two years. We have loved working with them as they have a very professional approach to bar set up and management and have well trained and friendly staff that are able to work in a variety of bar settings from corporate hospitality to a busy event environment. They are used to dealing with large volumes and multiple suppliers and worked closely with the site management team to arrange their deliveries and collections that didn’t impact on the overall site operations. They worked hand in hand with the event management team to ensure all the compliance and health and safety documentation was in place and worked to ensure the events sustainability goals were reached. We look forward to working with Barnova again at future events and would recommend them as a bar supplier to any other event.

Susie Bissell - JHAV Event Manager
Michael Caines MBE Lympstone Manor
Beverley Langley Oxygen House
Laura James Gone Wild Festival
David Kirk Exeter Property Ball