Speciality Crockery

If you're looking for speciality crockery hire to complete your place settings, you're in the right place. From platters to cake stands, we've got what you need.

For some things you need specific equipment and this is when speciality crockery hire comes to the fore. From platters and serving dishes for buffets to tapas dishes and even cake stands, we’ve got a little bit of everything you could need.

What sort of speciality crockery hire do I need?

If you’re serving food in a buffet setting, you’ll need more than just plates. Platters are a stylish way of serving larger quantities of food ready for your guests to pick and choose. We have oval and rectangular platters to help meet the requirements of the fussiest caterer.

Tapas dishes are great for serving little portions of food. These can either be singular or in presentation sets and are smaller than normal plates and dishes. These can come in a variety of shapes and types, to match the food being served.

Cake stands are not just an important part of wedding receptions, but are also used in many other kinds of events. Afternoon tea stands are popular for serving cakes and finger buffets, while the larger square based cake stands hold gateaux and sponge cakes as well as the more traditional wedding cake.

Does speciality crockery hire need to be cleaned before it is returned?

We've been delivering crockery hire to customers in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for years, and we've learned quite a bit about cleaning crockery in that time. Not only is it a chore that everyone hates, but it's actually the time when it's most likely to get broken while out on hire.

This is why we have made it compulsory for all crockery items to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. The only thing we ask of our customers is that they scrape any food debris off plates, bowls etc and make sure there is no residual liquid before repacking crockery ready for collection.

How does delivery of speciality crockery hire work?

All of our speciality crockery hire items are cleaned and checked before we dispatch them. We use branded packing boxes and plenty of bubble wrap to make sure they reach you in tip-top condition. However, we know from experience the unexpected can happen in transit and as such we always recommend adding a couple of extras in to ensure mishaps can’t ruin an event.

Find out with ease the cost of getting hire delivered from us by using our carriage calculator. Tap the Expo Hire Cotswold logo from any page on the website to be taken to the homepage, where you will find the carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget to not only find out the cost of delivery and collection to your venue, but also which of our websites is closest to you so you don’t pay any more than you need to.

We’ve also listed all possible extra charges on that page for your information. Once you have confirmed your delivery address and dates of delivery and collection in the checkout, any extra charges are itemised in full so you can see exactly what you are paying, before you make payment.

Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.