11 Apr Mr Fogg’s Theatrical Tipsy Tea
If you are looking for a gift for Father’s Day that is extra special and that will truly show your dad how loved he is, then I would recommend taking him to Mr Fogg’s Tavern.
Mr Fogg’s Tavern is a Phileas Fogg (famous for ‘Around The World In 80 Days’) themed environment that contains a bustling Victorian tavern downstairs and a wonderful gin parlour upstairs.
The tavern is a traditional pub with a few interesting and quirky decorations. The tavern serves ales in traditional tankards and delicious pub food. However, towards the back of the tavern is where the magic begins.
Through the back door and up the stairs is a gorgeous gin parlour and salon which houses over 300 gins, 25 tonics and a plethora of complimenting botanicals. It is in this gin parlour that you can enjoy Mr Fogg’s Theatrical Tipsy Tea.
The Theatrical Tipsy Tea is a variation of the traditional afternoon tea as instead of the traditional English breakfast and herbal teas, you can choose either a pot of gin tea or champagne tea.
I was lucky enough to try Mr Fogg’s Tipsy Tea with my husband and we both absolutely loved this experience.
When we first arrived in the gin parlour we were greeted by lovely helpful staff who took our coats and showed us to our table. The first thing we noticed was the amazing décor. The gin parlour and salon was decorated in gorgeous late 19th century ornaments and furnishings, including chaise lounges, quirky lamps and patterned wallpaper. There were also masks and wigs scattered around if you wanted to indulge in the Theatrical Tipsy Tea experience.
When we were seated, we could then choose our pot of tipsy tea. There was a choice of 6 different teas we could have chosen. The Gin teas included “Et chai, Brute?”, a Chai tea & almond butter infused Tanqueray London Dry gin, lemon & honey, “What win I, if I gain the gin I seek?”, a Rose & cranberry green tea with Tanqueray London Dry gin, bergamot, honey, lemon & grapefruit and “Fall to your knees, Tanqueray to the gods!”, a Jasmine green tea with Tanqueray London Dry gin, pineapple syrup, lemon & orange bitters. The Champagne teas included “What’s ‘mile is yours and what is yours is ‘mile”, a Fogg’s Bucks Fizz, chamomile with fresh orange juice, lemon juice topped with Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne, “I will wear my tart upon my sleeve”, a Cherry Bakewell tea infused gin with lemon, honey, vanilla & apple juice topped with Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne and “Friends, Romans, country mint!”, a refreshing peppermint tea syrup, Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne & a touch of Islay smoke.
We chose the “What win I, if I gain the gin I seek?” tea and it tasted wonderful. The tea was placed in a gorgeous delicate tea pot which was overflowing with ice and gorgeous flowers. The tea simply looked stunning.
To accompany our tea, we had a wonderful selection of sandwiches and sweet and savoury delicacies. These were delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed trying all of them. I particularly enjoyed the fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam as they were extremely fresh.
During the Tipsy Tea, we also had the pleasure of being entertained by a magician, Siegffried Loew. He was fantastic and was a great addition to the experience. Even now, we are still trying to work out some of his tricks!
The Theatrical Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s Tavern is a fantastic place to visit and I would definitely recommend it. It is a wonderful gift to give to any loved one, and would make a great Father’s Day gift.