1.1 In order to avoid any misunderstandings regarding bookings, the following are our Terms & Conditions to which all mobile bar bookings and beverage orders are subject.  
  1.2 In these Terms & Conditions, the expression “the Company” means Friends Catering Services, and the expression “the Client” means the person, firm or company booking the Company.  
  Confirmation by Client  


Any booking is provisional until the Company receives a written confirmation of the booking, along with the full payment.  
  3.1 The full estimated total cost of the beverages ordered for the function must accompany written confirmation of the booking in order to guarantee the booking. Mobile bar bookings require the full quoted hire charge to accompany the written confirmation.  
  3.2 Additional numbers catered for, any beverages served, corkage, and hiring must be paid for on the day of the function.  
  3.3 Payment must be made in cash, cheque or bankers’ draft. Cheques and bankers drafts must be made payable to “Friends Catering Services”. The currency to be used is Pounds Sterling. Credit facilities are not offered to private individuals.  
  3.4 The Client must pay the Company charges for any extra goods and/or services provided at the request of the Client or any person agreed to have the requisite authority.  
  Cancellations and Amendment  
  4.1 Cancellations or postponements of, or amendments to bookings must be made in writing to the Company. Once the licence application for an event has been made, refund of the mobile bar hire charge is subject to a deduction of £50.  
  4.2 Cancellations, postponements and amendments to beverages ordered for an event will result in the charges in clause 4.3 being applicable  
  4.3 Advance notice of cancellation given:  
    8 weeks or more, prior to the date of the function 100% of payment refunded.  
    Between 4 and 8 weeks prior to the date of the function 75% of payment refunded.  
    Between 1 and 4 weeks prior to the date of the function 50% of payment refunded.  
    Less than 1 week prior to the function 25% of payment refunded.  
  4.4 If the booking is not confirmed in writing accompanied by the required payment in full, the Company reserves the right to cancel the booking.  
  5.1 All prices quoted include the provision of the necessary dispensing equipment, glassware or disposables, and service as applicable.  
  5.2 Prices quoted are subject to variation due to changes outside the Company’s control such as availability or seasonality.
  Licensing, Corkage & Statutory Controls  
  6.1 The Client, guests or representatives may not bring wines, spirits, beers or soft drinks for consumption and/or sale on licensed premises, operated permanently by the Company and/or its representatives. In the case of mobile bars, the Client, guests or representatives may not have their own wines, spirits, beers or soft drinks for consumption and/or sale during such time that the bar is in operation.  
  6.2 The Client requires the prior written consent of the Company to bring wines, sparkling wines and Champagne onto licensed premises operated by the Company on a consumption basis only, for which the relevant charges for corkage will apply.  
  6.3 The Company and all its activities are subject to statutory controls, including those relating to fire, licensing and entertainment, and must be strictly observed by the Client, and their guests and representatives.  
  7.1 Other than personal injury caused by the negligence of the Company, its managers or staff, the Company, its managers, or staff will not be liable for any loss, damage or expense to any person or thing however caused.  
  7.2 The Client is responsible for any damage caused to function rooms, public areas and equipment in them by any act, default or neglect of the Client, its sub-contractor or guests and shall pay to the Company and/or or hirers of the venue on demand the amount required to make good or remedy any such damage.  
  8.1 In the unlikely event of a dispute arising, a complaint should be made to the management in charge of the function on the day, as grievances cannot be rectified after the event.  
  8.2 The Company’s name, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail address, website, logo and any derivative of that name must not be used in any advertising or publicity without the express prior written consent of the Company.