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Before running ARTBARS, Mella Faye & Lewis Punchard co-founded The Hurly Burly Festival Theatre Cafe, and made major arts festivals their home for 7 years.


The Hurly Burly lived on under the leadership of its new owners, while Mella & Lewis' combined passion for indulgent hospitality and show stopping spectacle was reborn as ARTBARS; a flock of travelling cocktail emporiums.


Lewis sources beautiful old vehicles and will spend, on average, about two years converting each vehicle into a work of art.


Mella works in theatre (as part of Pecho Mama and various directing jobs) and pulls together a brilliant team of warm, talented and charming mixologists, musicians and circus performers.



The ARTBARS Festival Cocktail Bars are converted from 1965 Morris Ambulances and are designed to function in fast paced environments, where quality is the most important ingredient.


The summer months are the busiest, with all three bars often out at festivals and events every weekend.


Mella and Lewis are currently working on a brand new installation for luxury events, The BIRDCAGE - Coming Soon!


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