Tag: Gin


The intricately crafted Silent Pool Gin will be taking over the indoor garden of the Hoxton Hotel, setting up a hub beautifully decorated in teal hues and botanical motifs, where all this week you can expect exciting events. The East London based celebration will be an immersive experience, which includes intimate tasting sessions, brunches, bespoke cocktails and award winning gin and tonic.

Master Distiller Cory Mason will be leading true blue juniper-juice lovers on a journey of discovery, sampling this carefully crafted, full bodied and fresh spirit born from the beautiful artisanal spring set within the Surrey Hills.

The exciting timetable of events also includes a series of brunches, where diners can tuck into the brand new Silent Pool, and will get the opportunity to sample Silent Pool’s very own newly-launched gin-infused salmon, infused salmon, fresh avocado.

Visitors will be welcome at the pop up the bar daily. Featuring a range of drinks designed by Ian Goodman of Darkhorse restaurant, the menu will also include iconic classics such as the Red Snapper and Gin and Tonic. Guests staying at the Hoxton at any point throughout the run will also be gifted a complementary tipple to enjoy during their visit.

In addition, three of the area's top destination bars will be offering specially designed cocktails to run in conjunction with the pop-up that will only be available during the week. To make the most of some additional discounts, simply drop into The Bull in a China Shop, just around the corner on Shoreditch High Street station to grab your discounted Silent Pool Gin and Tonic.

Walking up to the Institute of Contemporary Arts for the Thomas Pink AW16 presentation, it was impossible not to notice that the entrance was illuminated in hot pink. After entering the building and climbing a flight of stairs, there could have been no doubt in anyone’s mind who the party was for - typography spilled over walls and floors, touting the simple but effective tagline ‘Any colour, as long as it’s Pink’.


Gin & tonic in hand, we moved through two rooms of LCM goers, relaxing and socialising after a long day of shows, and into a third room, where a line of well-dressed men relaxed against coloured panels in the latest collection from Thomas Pink.


Arranged by occasion, the collection formed the perfect capsule wardrobe. Silk shirts, pleated trousers and velvet jackets for the evening, jumpers, shirts and corduroy trousers for the day and beautifully made suits for work, topped off with an upturned jacket collar and a long scarf. Even the shoes had been adapted to this formula, being one of velvet slippers, suede brogues or smart patent loafers.


The designs themselves were decidedly not pink (probably a relief to most); instead they were based on colour blocks of the five key hues of the season: cranberry, navy, forest green, mustard and turquoise.


Unlike many presentations, the models were quite at ease, chatting with each other and interacting with us as we moved through the party, adding to the relaxed, friendly ambiance. Judging by the clamour in all three rooms, the event was certainly something everyone wanted to be invited to, and this sentiment is infused into the collection. The Thomas Pink wardrobe is perfect for any occasion that might crop up during the AW16 season, being versatile, easy to wear and endlessly chic.

Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot

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In celebration of the wonderful weather in London, BLOOM Gin is delighted to announce the opening of its BLOOM Gin Rooftop Garden Bar at Vista, Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar Square.

This brand new pop-up bar will be open from now until September serving a selection of specially created BLOOM Gin floral cocktails in a glorious garden setting - an oasis of eau de nil cushions, flowers and trees from which to enjoy London’s skyline.

With incredible panoramic views over Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Vista Bar at Hilton’s Trafalgar Hotel is a Londoner’s secret - and the BLOOM Gin Rooftop Garden area of the bar is the place to go when the sun shines and the weather is hot.

Tables can be booked for any number of guests until 5pm and, from 5pm onwards, tables of over 6 people can be reserved on:  (0)20 7870 2900 or online http://www.thetrafalgar.com/vista-homepage/book-a-table/

Access is subject to availability, seasonality and (British) weather conditions.

This summer you can celebrate an iconic British spirit with the launch of Ginspiration, a festival guaranteed to get pub patrons into the seasonal swing with a number of gin-filled events. From meeting the suppliers to pairing dishes and of course drinking this beloved spirit, get set to be transported to gintopia at some of Young’s favourite drinking dens, with iconic brands including Sipsmith, Bombay Sapphire and City of London Dry gin, running now until 27th June.

duke on the green ginspiration

Duke On The Green – 18th June

231 New King’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 4XG

T: 020 7736 2777

W: www.dukeonthegreen.co.uk

*Tickets cost £15, begins at 7:30pm

Inspired by the Gin Palace traditions of the 1920’s, Young’s will gin-spire with a tipple or two at the newly renovated Duke On The Green in Fulham on Thursday, 18th June. Three London-based gin producers (Sipsmith, Portobello and City of London Dry Gin with Fever-Tree accompanying) will offer samples of their popular spirits to the sweet sounds of a live jazz band, while later in the snug Rectory, guests can choose a time slot to chat to the representatives as they nibble canapés and enjoy G&Ts.

Richard the first pub royal hill ginspirationRichard the First – 24th June

52/54 Royal Hill Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT

T: 020 8692 2996 

W: www.richardthefirst.co.uk

*Tickets cost £10, begins at 7:30pm

At the Richard The First pub in Greenwich, Sipsmith will take centre stage for a gin and cheese evening on Wednesday 24th June. The ‘meet the producer’ style event will bring the distillery tour experience direct to the popular and historic pub. A local cheesemonger, The Cheeseboard on nearby Royal Hill, will supply a selection of handmade cheeses to try with perfectly paired gin cocktails.

Gin Palace SpeakeasyGin Palace Speakeasy – 26th June

Secret Location

*Tickets cost £10 (cocktails & canapés, begins at 7pm), £3 for entrance from 9pm for band

Follow @YoungsPubs and visit Youngs.co.uk/Whatson for further details

For one night only, guests will be transported back in time as Young’s transforms a secret venue into an underground bunker, complete with dancing and drinks, reminiscent of a era when war-time Londoners would convert disused spaces to entertain themselves during the dark nights. Arrive at 7pm and receive a complimentary cocktail, spectacularly created by the resident flair bartender and enjoy alongside perfectly paired canapés, before meeting gin suppliers. Guests will then be invited to vote for their favourite gin with the winning brand being offered at a discounted price. Roaring music will start at 9pm when the band takes to the floor to play a host of 1920s songs followed by a DJ taking guests until the early hours. Quick! There are only 80 tickets available for this memorable evening.


Queen Adelaide – 27th June

35 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1NP

T: 020 8874 1695

W: www.thequeenadelaide.co.uk

*FREE event, runs from 12.30pm until 4.30pm

To close Ginspiration on a (hopefully) balmy Saturday 27th June, eight different UK gin producers will take up residence at the Queen Adelaide in Wandsworth for a day dubbed ‘Gintopia’. An exclusive gin market will be set up in the garden at the back of the pub featuring top UK gin suppliers including London Dry Gin, Beefeater, Whitley Neill, Portobello and Half Hitch, where guests can sip FREE cleverly created gin cocktails while getting to know each of the brands a little better.


A host of events will play out from April until the end of June at Young’s pubs across London. Keep an eye on www.youngs.co.uk/events for events in your area and to book tickets.


tate dinner

This Spring, Tate Britain is hosting a bespoke evening celebrating Hogarth, gin and food, the first of a series of art and food events which explore the gallery’s extensive collection through food and drink. As always, Tate will be championing British produce with a menu specifically designed around some Hogarth’s most famous paintings and using speciality British ingredients.

The evening will begin with a private viewing of Hogarth’s work and an introduction to the artist and his works. You will then be taken to the Grand Saloon to expand on your knowledge of gin with a tasting and an introduction to the drinks history. Cocktails will also be provided along with two canapes of the finest British ingredients;  wood pigeon, juniper foam gin and cucumber jelly and Loch Duart salmon cured with gin botanicals, both designed to complement the tasting perfectly.

The three course dinner will be held in the Rex Whistler restaurant described in the past as “The Most Amusing Room in Europe”, a fitting venue to celebrate Hogarth’s satirical sense of humour.

Each course has been designed around one of Hogarth’s famous paintings. Diners can expect from the starter, titled The Shrimp Girl, a delicious crab and brown shrimp cannelloni with chilli and asparagus followed by O the Roast Beef of Old England (“The Gate of Calais”). This sumptuous main is a feast of roast forerib of Longhorn beef, beer braised cheek with parsley and bone marrow, served with pan-roast potatoes and spinach.

The evening will be topped off with the aptly named Enraged Musician, a dessert of Milk and Chocolate. The dinner will also be served with three glasses of wine, perfectly paired to each course, by Hamish Anderson, Tate’s award winning Sommelier.

The evening promises to be a treat for all the senses in tribute to this great artist, satirist and portraitist. Priced at £85 per person, which includes viewing and talk in the Hogarth room, pre-dinner drinks, three glasses of matched wine, water and coffee. Service excluded.