The May Bar & Functions
MICA Bar is open for all MICA events and is available in all private hall hire bookings. The bar is well stocked with a good range of beers, ciders, wines and spirits as well as top brand soft drinks & snacks. The bar is always staffed by a friendly team of staff, popular with our regular customers. The May Bar (newly refurbished in spring 2019) is open weeknights, depending on volunteer bar staff availability, with special discounted member’s prices. Monday & Wednesday nights are particularly lively with a number of regular customers and the occasional impromptu jam session. Customers can help themselves to one of a range of musical instruments on the walls, there for anyone to borrow and join in with the music.
The bar is named in memory of John May who we sadly lost in 2018. John was a trustee of MICA as well as a well-respected member of the community. He had Mersea at heart and was involved in a number of community projects and charities, raising funds over the years at different events, especially during his time as Mayor. Our New Year’s Eve party in 2018 was held in John’s memory and all the money raised through ticket sales, the raffle and auction as well as donations on the night went towards the refurbishment of the newly named May Bar. John’s portrait which hangs in pride of place in the bar was donated by local photographer Chrissie Westgate and framed at Mersea Gallery.
Looking to hire?
If you are thinking of hiring our main hall for a wedding or party, full use and staffing of the bar is included in the price of your hall hire!