Once inside, visitors to The Fox Hole will find a world of liquor open up before them. With over 100 gins and close to 50 whiskies on the shelves behind the bar, plus more spirits to imbibe, there’s plenty to choose from. And the men and women pouring drinks are more than happy to oblige.
But not only are these people experts in the drinks they serve, but they are also passionate about where these fine tipples come from. And having amassed more than 50 years of experience between them, they have stories to tell, full of surprises about what you might drink, what you can drink and what you are drinking. If you like, they’re more than happy to pair tasty tipples with riveting tales.
All you need to do is choose the experience.
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The Queen has been on the throne for 70 years and to celebrate the first-ever British monarch reaching the Platinum Jubilee milestone, The Fox Hole is serving up a five-course feast paired with five gins.
Choose from either an omnivore or vegetarian menu and tuck into a chicken and leek pot pie or a red Leicester, hazlenut and broccoli bake as your main meal. Other dishes include amuse-bouche, a goat cheese salad with pears and a plum and cardamom Eaton mess for dessert. To wash all this down you’ll get servings of Portobello Road Dry Gin, Abelforths Bathtub Gin, Eden Mill Love Gin, Jensen Old Tom Gin and Plymouth Sloe Gin.
It’s uniquely British and it’s being served on both Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 at 6:30pm.
It began in Scotland, but whisky has travelled the world and found homes in the hearts of millions who have then gone on to distill their own whisky creations. From emulating the originators, many have surpassed the best to be crowned champions—most notably from Japan.
Japanese Whisky, though, is not anything new. The oldest Japanese Whisky distiller, Suntory, will hit a century in just a few years, which, in other words, means there is plenty to talk about and a great place to talk about Japanese whisky is at The Fox Hole.
On this whisky tasting experience, explorers of the Land of the Rising Sun will sample six Japanese whiskies and hear of the differing styles, distinct flavours and the struggles of making whisky away from the homeland. To complete the 90-minute trip, you’ll also get snacks, mixers and a canapé.
Gin is in its glorious element and, lately, it’s the beginning of many a fantastic day or night (or both).
With access to tonics and garnishes (and palate cleansers, too), your gin exploration will take you on a journey through all the gins—their types, not every bottle. As you drink your way through seven gins, your storyteller will walk you through the history of this famous spirit as well as the stories of those who have inspired it to reach great heights.
Now that you know there’s more to gin than just gin and tonic, you can complete your two-hour voyage with a British-inspired canapé. And to really immerse yourself in gin, make your final stop a gin cocktail.
When tea is just not enough and you’ve got a friend you need to have a chat with, The Fox Hole’s Gin High Tea is the perfect plan for you.
Choose from one of four gin teapots (Cornish punch, English garden, Pimm’s No.1, or Rosemary lemonade) and sit back to babble as the staff brings out a selection of sweet and savoury bites from the kitchen. From finger sandwiches to pork and fennel sausage rolls as well as scones and dark chocolate brownies, you’ll be snacking and sipping until your teapot is drained and your tiered stand is full of crumbs.
The Fox Hole’s Gin High Tea is made to be shared between two and only available on Saturdays. Seatings are at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, ergo high tea for lunch. Sounds like our cup of…
The Fox Hole is talking Champagne. Not crémant, not mousseux, not prosecco and not sparkling, but Champagne, as in the only effervescent wine allowed to be called that name because it is produced in the Champagne region of France.
But, The Fox Hole’s experts are not just going to be talking Champagne, they’re going to be telling stories of war, mystery and history as you are treated to Champagnes from some of France’s grandest Champagne houses, like Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Pol Roger, Jacquart, Bollinger and Laurent-Perrier which are paired with your choice of an omnivore or vegan sharing menu.
From natural oysters to watermelon caviar, truffled mushroom paté to the chicken in almond-garlic sauce, your taste buds are going to be frothing.
The Fox Hole’s Champagne Discovery Dinner is a special event.