12 Of The Best Bar Trolleys And What To Put On Them

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Get your festive cocktail making off to a stylish start

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Giving the phrase ‘getting trollied’ a whole new meaning, this edit of bar carts and cabinets is well worth digging out your cocktail shaker and dusting off your best glassware for. If you’ve tired of the perennial gold-and-marble nouveau-Twenties style trolleys that peaked in popularity yesteryear – the good news is that with unique shapes, statement materials and quirky, charming features these bar trolleys are bound to win over any tastes. Just add some statement barware, a few bottles of your favourite tipples, and let the good times roll.

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  • Rockett St George bar trunk
    Pikes at Rockett St George faux leather bar trunk, £595. rockettstgeorge.co.uk
    Who needs real luggage when you have a trunk that doubles as a fully stocked bar? Pikes’ trunk comes with plenty of wine storage, and some smart champagne coupé holders.
  • Oliver Bonas gold and marble bar trolley

    Oliver Bonas luxe round bamboo gold drinks trolley, £395. oliverbonas.com

    With three shelves: this curvy vintage trolley has the perfect amount of space for stashing the New Year’s fizz and whipping up your favourite tipples.

  • Graham & Green white wicker Esben bar cabinet

    Graham & Green Esben bar, £995. grahamandgreen.co.uk

    Elegant wicker doors and a handy drawer for barware make this Graham & Green bar look good in any room.

  • Zodiac square gold plated trolley

    Zodiac square gold-plated trolley, £2,650. harrods.com

    Zodiac’s trolley is a design classic that never goes out of style – finished with ultra-luxury gold plating.

  • Anthropologie navy lacquered bar cabinet with mirrored interior

    Anthropologie lacquered bar cabinet, £1,698. anthropologie.com

    One for the bigger barware collections: Anthropologie’s capacious midnight-blue cabinet has plenty of room, and a beautiful mirrored interior hidden behind its doors.

  • Jonathan Adler gold plater Torino bar with abstract colourful print

    Jonathan Adler Torino bar cart, £1,295. jonathanadler.com

    Abstract art patterns on the two back-painted glass shelves of the Torino are offset with gleaming polished brass framework.

  • John Lewis and Swoon gold and marble bar trolley

    John Lewis + Swoon Raine bar cart in gold, £449. johnlewis.com

    Timeless and classic, this Raine bar made in partnership with John Lewis and Swoon is a safe style bet.

  • Eichholtz silver and black art deco style drinks trolley

    Eichholtz Collins drinks trolley, £1,430. sweetpeaandwillow.com

    Art Deco meets the future in Eichholtz’s Collins trolley.

  • Ethnicraft black and gold coloured Dixon bar trolley

    Ethnicraft Dixon bar cart in bronze, £739amara.com

     

  • Oliver Bonas circle rattan bar trolley

    Oliver Bonas Bali rattan drinks trolley, £275. oliverbonas.com

    The natural choice: with three woven shelves and decorative side panels, Oliver Bonas’ Bali trolley is made from renewable rattan.

  • XLBoom round Corona bar trolley in rust red colour

    XLBoom Corona drinks trolley in red, £425. amara.com

    Delivering a groovy retro feel, this circular trolley is available in four colours.

  • Swoon Editions Salina bar trolley with black and gold frame and marble shelves

    Swoon editions Salina bar trolley, £349. swooneditions.com

The Best Accessories For Your Bar Cart

Hendricks gin silver sleeve from Theo Fennell

Theo Fennell Sterling silver Hendricks gin sleeve, £4,950. theofennell.com

We can’t get enough of Theo Fennell’s playful silver sleeves – which haven’t only been made for Hendricks, but for Smirnoff, Sipsmith gin, Jim Beam and Grey Goose bottles as well. Not only do these silver jackets bring a louche luxury edge to your bottles, but they’ll upgrade your bar trolley to new heights of sophistication.

Culinary Concepts silver Octopus shaped bottle holder

Culinary Concepts Octopus wine bottle holder, £74.95. culinaryconcepts.co.uk

Every good bar cart or cabinet should have a talking point – and this Culinary Concepts Octopus wine bottle holder does that and more. Perfect for supporting your prize vintages, it doubles as a table-top focal point, and an interesting conversation piece for your guests.

Paradise Row twelve cognac leather coasters with holder

Paradise Row set of 12 coasters in holder, £145. paradiserowlondon.com

The Cognac-coloured coasters from Paradise Row are made in east London, in partnership with local creatives. Not only are they a beautiful and timeless addition to your bar top, but by buying a set you’ll also be supporting British textile culture and heritage. Every leather piece made by Paradise Row supports the continuation of time-honoured skills of London’s east end leather trade, and helps to keep its traditions and local craftsmanship alive.

Absolut Elyx martini mixing set with copper muddler, spoon, measure and a glass jug

Absolut Elyx Boutique Copper martini gift set, £99. absolutelyxboutique.com

Perfect for the budding mixologist, this set has everything you need to mix a martini that would put James Bond to shame. After all, what home bar car is complete without a few hidden tricks? We’ll have ours shaken, not stirred.

Bolney estate gin kit with three tubes of botanical garnishes

Bolney Perfect Serve gin kit, £56.99. bolneywineestate.com

Not quite mastered the perfect sidecar cocktail yet? Straight from the Bolney Wine estate on the south downs, this kit is a perfect G&T kit for beginners, and a bar trolley staple. Garnish with a choice of three botanical tubes, and finish with a twist of cucumber, lemon or orange rind.

Oliver bonas gold and mother of pearl cocktail measure and muddler

Mother of Pearl cocktail jigger and spoon, £29.50. oliverbonas.com

Make the best margarita on the block with this statement mother of pearl cocktail jigger. Or simply use it to decorate your bar top.

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