A Bar With a Difference, A Team with Focus

About Us

The Dawdling Duck is a family business based near Maidstone, in the centre of Kent's countryside. Our horse box bar is a converted Rice trailer, and although no longer used for it's original purpose, it still retains and boasts it's equestrian heritage. Equipped with fridges, and three serving areas (including one that extends from the rear ramp,) The Dawdling Duck can easily cater larger events, parties and weddings. Not only can the 'Duck' feature as focal point for outdoor festival style events, it also fits inside marquees and tipis.

The Duckling

As well as our horse box bar, we also have an indoor alternative that is the perfect size to be a fully functioning bar, but be discrete enough not to take over the venue. All of the packages and prices are the same as the horse box, and we'll even bring both bars if this suits your event.

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A few things to note;

  • We are happy to travel up to an hour from the Maidstone area. We may need to charge extra if your event is further afield.
  • We hold a personal licence, and will apply for any legal notices required on your behalf.
  • There is no booking fee or hidden costs, we just ask for a £300 deposit to secure your date, which is returned when the bar meets our £1000 minimum spend.


Venue The Manor Gardens – Birling Estate - http://www.themanorgardens.co.uk/
Design and Styling The Wedding Dolls - http://theweddingdolls.co.uk/
Photographer Rebecca Douglas Photography - http://www.rebeccadouglas.co.uk/blog/
Florist Johnnys Little Sister - http://www.johnnyslittlesisterflorist.co.uk/
Hair Terri of Kent Bridal Hair - https://www.kentbridalhair.com/
Make Up Harriet Rainbow  - http://harriet-rainbow.co.uk/
Table Ware Idyllic Days - http://www.idyllicdays.com/
Furniture Hire Love - http://www.hire-love.com/
Lighting Hire Love - http://www.hire-love.com/
DJ’s Fox and Braces                - https://foxandbraces.co.uk/
Stretch Tent Fox and Braces - https://foxandbraces.co.uk/
Bar The Dawdling Duck - http://www.thedawdlingduck.co.uk/
Cake Orange Rabbit Cakes - http://www.orangerabbitcakes.com/
Canapes and Sweet Treats Home Gurrown - https://www.homegurrown.co.uk/
Suits House of Fraser BLUEWATER - https://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/
Dresses and Accessories Frou Frou Bridal Boutique http://www.froufroubride.co.uk/
Dance Floor Cavendish Marquee’s - http://www.cavendishmarquees.co.uk/
Car Quirky Wedding Cars https://www.quirkyweddingcars.co.uk/
Stationery – Made by Jo https://www.facebook.com/thingsmadebyjo/