£15 tickets for hour-long boat tours, entry to the pop-up free
About the event
Wood’s Navy Rum is raising a ‘tot’ to the warm weather with their summer pop-up. Open to the public from 5th June – 30th July, Wood’s in conjunction with Ladies & Gentlemen bar, will be sailing their ship in to King’s Cross with their very own working barge and two pop-up sheds offering Wood’s cocktails, accompanied by tastes of the sea from the London Shell Co.
One-to-watch Kentish Town cocktail bar Ladies & Gentlemen will showcase a Wood’s Navy Rum menu with twists on traditional cocktail classics including the Mai Tai, Pina Colada Slushy and Zombie in the Wood’s. These will be offered alongside a range of innovative serves such as the Jungle Bird Twist, a mix of Wood’s Navy Rum, Jamaican rum, pineapple, orgeat, lemon and house aperitif blend, and the perfect concoction of sweet and sour from the Out of the Wood’s cocktail – combining Wood’s Navy Rum, absinthe, lime, sugar, dry curacao and amaro di angostura.
The hero serve of the pop-up will hark back to the rum’s heritage as the spirit enjoyed by sailors on board ship. The Wood’s Greenheart Grog cocktail is themed on the traditional ‘grog’ invented for seafarers in 1740. This simple and refreshing serve perfect for the summer, mixes Wood’s Navy Rum, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey and ginger beer. The cocktail’s ‘greenheart’ element pays tribute to the 250-year old Versailles still made from greenheart wood and used to make part of Wood’s Navy Rum. This is the only wooden still of its kind in the world. For those that miss the chance to visit the pop-up, the Greenheart Grog cocktail will be available to enjoy at Ladies & Gentlemen after the pop-up concludes.
Guests can kick back and relax on the canal bank and soak up the summer sun with a Wood’s cocktail in hand, or enjoy their serve aboard the Wood’s barge the pop-up is free - for everyone to visit every day, from midday until midnight.
Those looking to explore London’s weaving canal network can book tickets to enjoy an hour-long tour on the Wood’s barge. Tickets are available to purchase here and are priced at £15 per person for the tour, this price includes a Wood’s cocktail.
In true spirit of the history of rum, Wood’s and Ladies & Gentlemen will be partnering with seafood restaurant London Shell Co to host the second pop-up shed. London Shell Co serves fresh and simple fish sourced from British supplier Kernowsashimi. With dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with a British twist, London Shell Co will serve everything from pickled Cornish shellfish salad, to crispy cuttle fish with aioli.
Wood’s Navy Rum
Wood’s Navy Rum is a traditional British naval style rum, still bottled at 57% and made to the original navy recipe from 1887. The spirit is made from Demerara molasses and contains three different rums, all distilled at the Diamond Distillery in Guyana, South America, before being shipped to the UK. One of these rums is distilled in the 250-year old Versailles still; the only single wooden pot still in the world. The spirits are then aged in Scotland in American refilled oak barrels for an average of 3 years, before being blended and made into Wood’s Navy Rum, part of the William Grant & Sons portfolio.
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London Shell Co
London Shell Co. is a floating restaurant aboard The Prince Regent. Located moments from Paddington station, the beautiful wide beam canal boat has just undergone a complete refurbishment after dutifully serving central London’s waterways for 30 years. London Shell Co. serves modern British seafood and game when it is in season.
Ladies & Gentlemen
The brainchild of craft spirit producer William Borrell, this once disused underground Victorian lavatory - opposite the Kentish Town Forum - is an architectural delight. The space has u
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