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about The Long Haired Bartender

My name is Arif, I live in the North East with my other half and little daughter, Belle. Together with my family we travel all over the UK and beyond serving bespoke cocktails on our beautiful rustic wooden bar! I fell into weddings as my partner is a renowned photographer and I got a glimpse into the wonderful world! I envisioned a beautiful wooden bar with copper details that could sit inside or out and be dressed to suit each individual style of wedding! After growing my hair for a number of years whilst a carpenter whittled some wood, The Long Haired Bartender was born!

The Long Haired Bartender came about after a decade of working as a mixologist in some of the UK’s most brilliant bars. I discovered my passion for curious libations and made it my mission to serve cocktails of the highest standard and send people on their way to a drunken bliss! My rustic wooden bar is available to hire for weddings, parties, corporate events and more throughout the North East and UK!

Get in Touch for my brochure!

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Bespoke Bar Hire & Services


Wedding Hire

Hire my lovely rustic bar for your special day. The bar itself can be positioned either inside or outside (British weather permitting) and is a three piece modular design making it both mobile and versatile for most spaces. I can be bespoke in the packages I offer from wanting a bar tab to guests paying on the day, or welcome drinks with a twist. Offering wedding toast in the form of your favourite cocktail or craft beer! Whatever your needs, I aim to provide a quirky professional solution!

Corporate Hire

Whether it be a infamous office Christmas party or a sophisticated soiree, the Long Haired Bartender can cater to your requirements. Providing a completely mobile bar, we can bring the party to the office or can provide a bar at a location of your choosing. Specialising in cocktails but with a vast knowledge of all kinds of libations, we can be completely bespoke to your event!

Private Parties

Having a private event often means booking out a whole bar at exorbitant prices with no control over the drinks on offer. The Long Haired Bartender takes a different approach. From private houses to garden parties or village halls to barns, we offer something a little different. We can tailor your party to you specific details, working with you to create something a little special! Every party is different so drop us an email and we can create your perfect package!


Far from being only purveyor of alcoholic libations, we like to get a little creative with non-alcoholic offerings. Whether you want a no booze bar or just a high variety of creative refreshments we’ve got you covered. Supplying my partner with a variety of mocktails throughout her pregnancy became a welcome challenge to me and I love creating something new!

Dry Bar Hire

If you like the look of the bar and need some highly trained mixologists to look after your guests but want to supply the stock yourself, then this option is for you. Price depends on the number of guests and the bar offerings. This option is desirable for clients wanting to control control costs with a specific budget and time to source stock and ingredients themselves.

Cocktail Masterclasses

Ever wanted to learn how to create you favourite cocktails with a few of your best friends? Best of all, you get to drink what you make! The Long Haired Bartender can provide cocktail masterclasses for private parties, events or weddings. A great way to start an evening out or something to entertain your guest, my basic package includes a welcome drink, two cocktails and a parting shot!

Gin and Whisky TAsting

For those of you that have a interest in all things spirituous, we provide what could be described as an educational offering! Whether you would like to have a few wee drams of single malt or go on a ginny journey of botanical discovery, we can provide private tastings either as an add on or as an event in itself.

It was easily the best bar I’ve ever enjoyed at a wedding - was off the chain!
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From £300...

FUll Bar Hire

- Personal Consultation in Newcastle or Skype Consultation.
- A selection of beers, wines & spirits to choose from, which can be altered by your requests
- A personal cocktail menu bespoke to your special event
- A beautifully crafted wooden bar with a rustic feel.
-The Long Haired Bartender plus an additional professional mixologist.
-All barware and premium glassware provided
*Minimum spend required, dependant of number of guests

From £500...

Dry Bar Hire

- Personal Consultation in Newcastle or Skype Consultation.
-All alcohol and softs would be provided by yourself
- A beautifully crafted wooden bar with a rustic feel.
-The Long Haired Bartender plus an additional professional mixologist.
-All barware and premium glassware provided



From £25 pp...


- Personal Consultation in Newcastle or Skype Consultation.
- A welcome drink on arrival
- A brief talk through the history of cocktails & the drinks we will make
- A demonstration of how to make each cocktail

- Each participant has the opportunity to make & drink two drinks each
- A final round of shots for all
*This package is for a minimum of 6 participants!



I am all about creating a service that is completely unique to you and your needs! Let me know about your private party, corporate event or if you don’t drink and would like to learn the art of a decent Mocktail!

I can provide Prosecco/Champagne toasts for Receptions, Pimp your prosecco stands and one of my signatures is the mini Espresso Martini (after wedding breakfast tipple!)









I am now booking for Christmas 2018 and for weddings and events throughout 2019! Get in touch for my information guide or with an queries you may have!