Andy founded Barrel and Cask to bring the very best in portable bar service to a wider audience not to mention a unique set of drinks to quench your thirst.
With over 25 years of experience in private, public and corporate events, including running pubs, restaurants, hotels, private member clubs and drinks importing, we know who to talk to, where to buy from and how to source new and interesting drinks for our customers.
We love everything about the business of drinking – from working with micro-brewers to finding the very best world wines at affordable prices. Everything we do is designed to bring you a wide range of quality products, whether we’re delivering to your door or running a bar at your event.
Nothing is too much trouble for us, so if you’re looking for something particular, let us know – we love a challenge!
Andy has been involved in events and hospitality since he got his first part-time job washing up at 13. Since then, he has worked extensively in the pub trade, transforming pubs for Youngs, Punch and Mitchell & Bulters. He then worked for the Marriot Group where he ran the Executive Lounge operation at the Park Lane and Bournemouth Highcliff hotels. Andy also widened his event planning and event management experience with two independent catering operations, handling all aspects across a wide range of events.
Andy has a range of hospitality qualifications, along with years of experience and a wide range of contacts, and has the expertise and knowledge to build successful events from scratch.
Rob (Barrel & Cask Sommelier)
Rob understands about the very best in hospitality and customer service, with more than 20 years’ experience in some of the leading hotels and venues in the world including:
- The Savoy Hotel
- The Dorchester
- Four Seasons Hotels Worldwide
- One Aldwych Hotel
- The Royal Automobile Club
- The W Hotel
Rob has worked across all areas of food and beverage supply and service, and has been responsible for the entire selection and purchasing roles, winning ‘Best Cocktail Offering in the UK’ as bar manager at One Aldwych in 2006. Rob is a wine expert and has visited and lived in many of the world’s most famous wine regions.