Shaken, not stirred: 7 stylish drinks trolleys
A stylish cocktail trolley is a must for any hostess with the mostess. Not only will your mobile bar by the talk of the town, a cocktail corner can act as a focal point in your living room whether you’re entertaining or not. Just fill with your favourite tipples and stylish bar accessories, maybe a plant or two, and wait for 5 o’clock to roll around…
1. Art Deco drinks trolley
This gold Art Deco cocktail trolley from Audenza (£545) looks like it could have come straight from a Great Gatsby film set. The gorgeous design has geometrical detailing and easy-to-move wheels. The reason this cocktail trolley is at the pricier end of the spectrum? It’s handmade from iron and has two black glass shelves.
2. Oval bar cart
John Lewis has teamed up with Swoon to create the Lovelace cocktail trolley (£399). Inspired by the modernist architecture of the famous De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, this bar cart is crafted with two mango wood shelves, each finished with starbust marquetry. It’s carefully curved gold-toned frame lends an Art Deco inspired contrast.
3. Antique-style drinks trolley
This gorgeous antique-looking drinks trolley from Rockett St George (£260) just oozes luxury. The gold detailing, mirrored shelving and slim gold legs look effortlessly elegant. Set it up against a black backdrop with a gold champagne bucket for the ultimate in Great Gatsby styling.
4. Rose gold drinks trolley
For smaller spaces, this compact drinks trolley from Sue Ryder has a pretty metallic rose gold finish. The smooth mover is set on three wheels, making it easy to wheel from room to room as your entertaining needs require. Plus, the two-tier shelving is handy for both drinks and decor.
5. Stirling drinks trolley
Taking inspiration from vintage hostess trolleys, the Stirling bar cart from Atkin and Thyme (£329) is perfect for both storing and serving drinks. It features a toughened glass top and base with a brass finished iron frame, as well as separate compartments for your bottles so you can move the trolley around without spilling anything.
6. Oval bar trolley
This gorgeous Lida Bar Trolley from Oliver Bonas (£295, due in store in September) looks fabulous when paired with Joli champagne saucers (£34.50) and stemless flutes (£27.50). Add a gold metal cocktail shaker and you’re all set for a fabulous evening of drinks!
7. The Bargain Cocktail Trolley
B&M, known for releasing super trendy furniture at a fraction of the price of other high street stores, has done it again! The Tromso trolley was originally £30, but has now been reduced to just £25. This cocktail trolley will leave you shaken, not stirred, nor skint!