Taproom & Bar
Hosted by The Gin Box
The Gin Box have been based at The George Stables for a number of years, operating predominately as an online gin store… but being their industrious selves, The Gin Box business partners, Alastair & Bob, have now dipped their toes into the barman’s lifestyle and continue to develop a curated menu of perfect serves from their product lines.
Housed in The George Stables, The Gin Box and Fonthill have partnered and are proud to announce the opening of the brewery’s official taproom and dedicated cocktail bar.
Alastair and Bob thrive on tasting, talking and selling gin. It’s what we will continue to do, whilst offering an insight into Fonthill Brewery and serving their recently brewed beers.
We are open on Friday evenings: 5-11pm, and Saturdays: 12-11pm.
An exceptionally well considered menu of classic and unique cocktails including “Tunbridge Wells’ best Negroni” are on offer.
Rather than starting with a small house selection and having to bully ingredients to fit requirements, every one of our serves has been created as an ideal platform for a spirit to shine.
“We don’t just make cocktails because we can, we choose them as an ideal environment for our favourite spirits to flourish.
Each serve seeks to present the individuality of the ingredients & create the context required to bring out the personalities of the spirits in use whilst keeping the essence of the cocktail’s integrity.”
Upstairs or downstairs
Not all of you want to be in and amongst the ambience of the bar in its more utilitarian setting, so our upstairs offers something a little cosier and provides an intimate area for small and larger groups alike.
Perfect for family and friend gatherings, or a business meeting space with a little bit of zen, our upstairs space is available for private hire, so please do enquire directly with us to see how we can accommodate you.
A sample from our menu
Clean & fresh.
Two Birds Cocktail gin, Mermaid Salt Vodka, Lillet
Full in flavour and punchy due to the double measure of Navy strength gin.
Trevethan Chauffeur’s Reserve, Cocchi Rosso Vermouth, Campari
Straight from the bush, the use of Whittaker’s gin brings a huge enhancement of stoney fruit and light floral elements to our take on the Bramble.
Whittaker’s Clearly Sloe Gin, Braemble liqeur, Lemon Juice
Tangy & fruity.
St.Giles Raspberry, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, Lemon Juice, Mrs.Betters Foaming Bitters
Herby, savoury, sweet and fruity – it’s got it all.
Xoriguer Gin, Mermaid Salt Vodka, White Heron Cassis, Apple Juice, Peach Bitters, Fresh Mint, Rosemary and Grapefruit
Refreshing & light.
Four Pillars/Kyoto “Changing Seasons” Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Soda