Taking place over four nights from 31st October to 3rd November, four of Britain’s best bars will be heading to Refuel at The Soho Hotel for a rare takeover series
Revellers rejoice, Refuel at The Soho Hotel is excited to announce Bars of Britain, a series of one night takeovers from top British bars this autumn.
Taking place over four nights from 31st October to 3rd November, the team have scoured the country to find the very best bars – thoughtful, innovative local haunts that Londoners will welcome with open arms.
From Michelin-starred Chefs Simon Rogan and Paul Ainsworth, to award winning speakeasies of Cardiff and Edinburgh, each bar will join The Soho Hotel for one night only to serve up their very best signature tipples.
Quietly tucked away from the bustle of Soho, Refuel occupies a spacious slice of the glamorous Soho Hotel, and has been serving up drinks for almost 20 years.
Alongside special snacks from participating bars, guests will be able to enjoy Refuel’s British-inspired bar snacks, such as Welsh rarebit sourdough with smoked cheddar and native Charcuterie plate with pickles and crispbread.
Making their way to London are:
1 BRAMBLE – 31st October
Kicking off the week is Edinburgh’s acclaimed speakeasy Bramble. Founded in 2006 by Mike Aikman and Jason Scott, it is part of an impressive family of bars, Mothership, all located in Scotland’s capital. Known for its high quality house cocktails and DJ sets, Bramble has been recognised by both World’s 50 Best Bars and Top 500 Bars.
Sample Drink: Copita (Vivir Blanco, Turmeric, Mandarin, Ginger, Cinnamon)
2 HENROCK – 1st November
Part of Simon Rogan’s portfolio of bars and restaurants, Henrock is set within the Linthwaite House Hotel, in the heart of the Lake District. Heading up the bar is Andreas Grammatikopoulos who, along with his team, has developed a cocktail menu that uses produce from Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ as well as foraged ingredients, earning them two consecutive Sustainability Practices Award nominations at the CLASS Bar awards. The drinks balance sweetness and refreshing herbaceous notes, and take inspiration from Andreas’s native Greece, while also reflecting the bounty and beauty of the Lake District.
Sample Drink: Lake’s View Sour (Portobello Vanilla Vodka, Rhubarb & Rosemary Syrup, Rhubarb & Rosemary Foam, Elderflower Liqueur, Lemon, Rhubarb Bitters)
3 CICI’S BAR – 2nd November
Paul and Emma Ainsworth’s CiCi’s Bar is the cocktail and pintxos bar above Michelin starred No6 in Padstow, Cornwall. Led by Beverage Director Liam Evans, CiCi’s serves a selection of classic cocktails with a twist using local producers and breweries. Their pintxos perfectly complement the cocktails with choices such as Aged Manchego with sourdough and chestnut honey and Chorizo Picante.
Sample Drink: Applecart (Avallen Calvados, Amaro, Lemon)
4 LAB22 – 3rd November
Concluding Bars of Britain is Cardiff’s Lab22 who specialise in molecular-style drinks. Established in 2012, the bar has been at the forefront of cocktail innovation for over a decade, winning them countless awards including ‘Best Cocktail Menu’ at World’s 50 Best Bars and UK’s best cocktail at Top 50 Cocktail Bars. Every drink on their intelligent menu offers a comment on the world around us by drawing on important conversations – expect real thinking drinks with innovative garnishes to match.
Sample Drink: Transparency (East London White Rum, Pineapple, Coconut, Colada Crisp)
Make it happen
How: Find out more and make a booking via sevn.ly/xp9zTBYb. Reservations for Bars of Britain are now live – booking is highly recommended, although some space will be reserved for walk-ins.
Where: Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH
When: 6.30pm to 12pm from 31st October to 3rd November