One thing’s for sure; no summer barbecue or drinks party is complete without beverages. If you’re planning a celebration, a dedicated outdoor bar area will allow guests to help themselves whilst you’re busy hosting. A large ice trough for bottles and cans is useful, whilst other handy features to consider include open shelves for glassware, enclosed storage for concealing less attractive cocktail supplies and comfy seating, which really allows you to sit back and savour those evenings spent celebrating outdoors. We’ve rounded up our best buys for drinks parties, so you can raise a toast in style this summer.
ST MAWES DRINKS/PLANTER BAR TABLE
If you’re planning some summer entertaining, our St Mawes Drinks/Planter Bar Table is the perfect statement furniture piece for parties. Crafted in weatherproof Teak, each comes complete with an integrated galvanised steel trough, giving you no reason to do anything but relax whilst you enjoy an evening sundowner, as ice and your favourite drinks are stored easily within reach.
Offering exquisite style, the St Mawes bar table is available in two sizes, so it can be positioned on every size of patio, decking or in a courtyard, for afternoons spent outdoors, soaking up the sunshine. For ease, the central trough is removable and can also alternatively be used as a planter for your favourite flowers, allowing for a stunning botanical display. When not in use, the table comes supplied with a separate teak slat to stylishly cover the trough.
LARGE HARLYN BAR TABLE
Revel in those feel-good occasions with the pinnacle of summer entertaining: an outdoor bar. From cocktails with friends to a chilled bottle between two, our Harlyn Bar Table is the perfect host as you enjoy drinks and nibbles all evening long. Crafted from slatted teak, this sleek, refined design seats four and is seamlessly styled with our Hampstead, Lymington and St Mawes Bar Stools.
LYMINGTON BAR STOOL
If you’re looking for the perfect place to perch that’s also guaranteed to match our outdoor bar tables, then our Lymington Bar Stool fits the bill. Featuring natural teak legs plus a PE rattan half weave seat and back, this robust design is ideal for weathering our famously temperamental British summers. Sure to keep you seated happily for the entire duration of a cocktail evening, the stylish Lymington provides extra comfy support and slots neatly under a high table or bar, wherever you're positioning it in your home or garden.