Ginny – The Mobile Bar

If you’ve been following the VanVino story in the press – or attended weddings and events this summer – the chances are you’ve already had the pleasure of meeting Ginny.

However, despite being adored by the public, many people don’t yet know the full back-story of Norfolk’s most loveable mobile bar.

Ginny began life in the caravaning glory days of the 1970s. She was responsible for making many sunshine-soaked Norfolk coast memories for the happy families who holidayed in her.

In her later years, though in need of a bit of R&R (and a G&T) she continued to serve the public as a First Aid hut at an RAF site.

Eventually, the First Aid site changed venue and poor Ginny sat abandoned and lonely at the end of a landing strip, falling into disrepair and destined for the scrapheap.

Unbeknown to Ginny, VanVino’s Johnny Wyndham had been thinking about how he could bring his legendary gin, wine and rum tastings to even more people. He decided there was only one thing for it – he was going to take VanVino on the road! But how?

A random internet search led Johnny to Ginny as if it was destined.

Ever the visionary, Johnny saw past the rust and fell in love with Ginny’s character and back-story. He decided then and there that he would stop at nothing to restore her and get her back on the road looking even more glamorous than she did in her heyday.

Ignoring the naysayers and the strange looks from his neighbours, Johnny gave Ginny a new home in his back garden. He worked tirelessly on her for seven long months in all weathers. All replacement parts needed to be specially made or adapted. There was sweat, blood and tears (especially when Johnny saw the bills for some of the parts) but Johnny forged ahead.

And here she is! In keeping with his Norfolk roots and reminiscent of time spent on the Broads and coast, many of Ginny’s new and shiny parts are made from boat materials. Her bar is made from oak sourced here in Norfolk and Ginny is stocked with lovely local produce. Gins, wines, ales, rum and favourite tipples line the shelves and stock the retro fridge, along with a range of Fever Tree mixers. And of course, Johnny and the VanVino gang won’t just be pouring guests a drink – they’ll be providing an education in the form of their unique brand of ‘tastertainment’.

Ginny is *the* perfect mobile bar for

  • Weddings where couples want something a little different and unique to them and their guests
  • Summer shows, festivals, fetes and fundraisers
  • Corporate ‘do’s
  • Garden parties and special occasions
  • You name it!

As for Ginny, despite her new-found glamour and fame, she remains a grounded Norfolk-girl at heart.

As you can imagine we are having a rather busy summer but Ginny is still available for some dates! Check out the event calendar or call us on 01953 797556 or email us at

Prices for Ginny are as follows:

Hiring Ginny

For a private event there is a standard fee of £150.00.

The fee includes:

  • Ginny and all her props for the duration of your event
  • A Temporary Event Notice to allow the sale of alcohol at your event
  • Experienced, licensed staff to run the bar
  • A selection of carefully selected drinks to suit your event
  • Disposable glassware, paper straws and napkins.

Cash Bar

This package is just like a regular bar where guests simply purchase their drinks and pay by cash or card. Open Bar Our most popular package. Guests will not be charged for their drinks. An amount is agreed and paid for in advanced and a running tab is recorded throughout the event. You may choose to have a time limited on the open bar and then continue with a cash bar settled at the end. We ask for a £500.00 deposit for this package.

Exclusive offer – Any bookings for an open bar over £1,500.00 will be eligible for a free tasting for 8 guests to select the perfect drinks prior to your event.

Just Ginny (an additional rate of £50.00 per hour) We are very happy for you to supply your own drinks and for our licenced staff to serve them from Ginny. If you need any help sourcing your drinks, please do not hesitate to ask.

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It was a brilliant night. Johnny was very knowledgeable about the gins we tried and was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this to any gin lovers! Thanks again!

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Johnny and the VanVino team can handle anything from intimate events for as little as eight people to crowds of one hundred. We can make suggestions or tailor your tasting to your special requirements. For quotes, bookings and events, vouchers or general queries complete the contact form below or call 07857 420448 or 01953 797556 . We can’t wait to hear from you.

Johnny Wyndham
Phone: 01953 797556
Mobile: 07857 420448

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