What do you get when you combine a bar manager, carpenter and a 1970s caravan?
The brainchild of lifelong friends Liam Thomson and Digby Walcott, CaraVan Morrison is a groovy mobile bar – fully equipped with all the functionality of a bar or café, but on wheels.
The nifty caravan and its beloved owners can be booked to serve drinks at just about any event or function. The caravan is installed with a retro fridge, beer tap system and industrial coffee machine. Beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks and coffee may be the usual but Liam and Digby are taking it to the next level, even offering “Cocktail Kegs” where they make up 10 or 20 litres of cocktail mix and serve straight from the taps.
“We’re having so much fun,” says Liam, who is the manager of The George Harcourt Inn in Nicholls. “This business is a labour of love, and we’re always grateful when CaraVan Morrison is invited to be part of a celebration.”
CaraVan Morrison is being booked out for Christmas parties, weddings and birthdays across the Capital and surrounding areas. Liam and Digby now have a suite of RSA qualified staff on call, including mixologists, brewers and service staff, to provide the complete experience.
“We’re serving a varied market, with anywhere from 10 to 15 people up to 200 guests at a wedding.”
Using his relationships with local liquor wholesalers, Liam can also facilitate ordering of wholesale-priced beer, wine and spirits to his customers.
“We’re passionate about encouraging our customers to buy from local suppliers. We have an amazing collection of wineries and breweries right around Canberra, and access to some of the freshest produce in the country. We should all support these local companies and benefit from the quality of the products they provide.”
CaraVan Morrison is certainly getting a workout, as the pair field a growing number of calls for bookings.
“We just saw a gap in the market, and put our complementary skills together to make it happen,” Liam says.
The best friends have big plans for expansion and are looking forward to offering additional services and capitalising on CaraVan Morrison’s mobile functionality.
For now though, they’re simply enjoying seeing the caravan they spent months renovating help Canberrans get the most out of the silly season!
To find out more, or to book CaraVan Morrison for your next event, call Liam on 0431 487 418 or visit the CaraVan Morrison Facebook page.