About Us

The Fire Engine

  • Built 1988
  • E Reg
  • Ex London & Essex Fire Service
  • Engine: 8.5L
  • 0 - 60mph: 2 weeks
  • Max Weight: 13.5 Tons

Auction October 2018

We spotted the 1988 ex-London fire engine on an online auction site. We knew straight away that we wanted her, so we placed a bid, of course there was someone else also interested so it turned into a bidding war right down to the final few seconds!

Transport November 2018

We'd won the auction, but we didn't even know if she started let alone drive. We didn't want to take any chances driving her the 240 mile journey up to North Yorkshire, so we inlisted the help of Cadmans Transport.

The Water Tank

Now the fun starts, we carefully removed all the old equipment which suprisingly was all still in working order! We removed the main water tank and put in a new floor to give us more storage space.

Fire Hose

All the equipment was including in the auction sale, we don't really know what to do with the items out of the lockers. If you have a use for them, please get in touch! We are keeping the ladders on the roof to keep the her looking original as possible.

Do the sirens and lights still work?

YES! They are all working as if they are brand new. It is very loud so you'll hear us coming to your event for sure ;)

The Team


Licence Holder

Benjamin is our designated licence holder, he's been working on our bar's since the very begining. He will ensure your event bar runs smoothly and professionally.


Legal Team

Laura is our in house solicitor, she deals with the contracts and licensing applications for all our events, ensuring everything is in place and correct.


Head Barman

Joe is our head barman, he keeps everything running shipshape after all he is a former Royal Navy Chef. With 5 years behind a bar, he's your man for speedy service.

Join Our Team


We are always looking for motivated indivduals to join our team, if you fancy working at some really awesome events and get paid for it, get in touch.

Why choose The Fire Engine Bar for your event?

Speedy Service

Although we seem a fairly small bar we can serve very quickly and reduce big cues within minutes, our setup has been designed to allow 10 serving points at anyone time. We can even add more taps if required.

Experienced & Friendly Staff

All our staff are polite and friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for our clients and customers, they are all experienced bar staff and we always have a licence holder and first aider as part of our team.

Fair Pricing

If your a customer or event organiser you can be sure to count on us for fair pricing and rental offers. We understand from both sides of the bar what is expected and we will always meet those expectations.


Each year we support a chartiy by organising an event with all proceeds raised donated to our nominated charity, last year we hosted a cinema event with our Double Decker food bus and Fire Engine bar, which raised £5,000.