Mr Foggs Tavern is no exception! This post is to tell you about the Gin Safari experience I was invited to by the wonderful team over there! The Gin safari takes place in a secret bar adjacent to the Mr Fogg’s Tavern that we know and love! Ring the bell to alert the staff at the parlour.. But beware of the parrot!
The Gin Parlour at Mr Foggs Tavern is tribute to Phileas Fogg’s dear Aunt Gertrude. When she passed, she left her house to her sweet nephew Phileas (he was on one of his travels at the time). When Phileas finally came home, he went through Gertrudes house and found all sorts of trinkets etc. But when he walked into what he thought was her closet, he stumbled upon the most surprising little parlour… filled with hundreds of Gin bottles. Clearly Gertrude had a cheeky secret habit and had collected bottles of gin from all over the world.
As close friends of Phileas, he had invited us all to see this delightful parlour and try out some of Aunt Gertrudes favourite tipples!
Steve runs the parlour- and is possibly the most knowledgable person in the world when it comes to Gin! Not being much of a gin drinker myself i was going more the experience.. I knew it was going to be good!
It turns out there is a Gin for everyone.. Mr Foggs Tavern stocks over 280 varieties of Gin- this may actually be the largest Gin collection ever!! Sadly I didnt get to try all 280- but they certainly give you a good go. I think I had about 9 drinks (after 4 things got a bit hazy for me!)
It was so interesting learning (and trying!) about different flavours, different Gins and the history. Steve also tells you how each is best mixed etc so you can go home and make some pretty awesome cocktails!
I absolutely loved the setting, i love the Gin parlour, i loved Steve, i loved the pinny we all wore and safari hats, i loved the nibbles that were provided and they did the impossible…i was made to love Gin- this is a MUST experience for anyone that likes trying something new.
Just so you know- I don’t get anything for advertising this place (or anything on this blog!) im no way affiliated to Inception Group except for being a big fan.
Treat yourself, and maybe a special one for valentines? Or perfect for a birthday, date, night with friends- whatever really!! Even if you don’t love Gin..you will love it!!!