Introducing…Our Spring Palette

Dust off those cobwebs and bid the winter blues goodbye. Our larder is packed with colourful produce and the bar is ready for spring!

Fruity wines, botanical gins and plates of vibrant food are waiting for you…Pull up a chair and remember to smell the flowers on your way into your favourite local this spring.

It’s the season for gin and tonic and we’ll be showcasing an array of botanical offerings throughout the season. Our range of superb garnishes will reflect our inspirational seasonal spring palette. With so many splashes of colour – a strawberry in your glass of Millers, Tanqueray’s served with Blood Orange, a stick of cucumber in your Hendricks and not to forget some British strawberries in your pink Beefeater gin – you’d be hard-pressed to find something more joyful.

Ever wanted to know how your gin is made? We’re offering up the unique opportunity to get hands-on with the legendary team behind Beefeater® to offer you and a friend an exclusive VIP tour of the distillery and see how the world’s most awarded gin is produced first hand.

But it doesn’t end there. We’ll throw in an overnight stay at the Fox & Anchor with dinner at our iconic ‘SMITHS’ of Smithfield restaurant and the opportunity to watch the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. Rather spiffing if we might say so ourselves!


We also can’t wait for the foodie bounties that Spring brings with it also. Priding ourselves on our focus on seasonal ingredients and there is so much to look forward to this spring. Our chefs are putting together a whole range of seasonal dishes guaranteed to delight. Let’s have a look at the special ingredients due to grace our menus this spring.

Every year we look forward to the Jersey Royal season and this year is no exception. We’ll be serving up these little beauties from April until June . Grown on the island of Jersey for 140 years there are just 20 farmers harvesting these little potatoes. Jersey’s soil is light and aerated, with many farmers using seaweed harvested from the beach as a natural fertiliser. We love their texture and depth of flavour and can’t wait to get cooking (eating!).

Explore the rest of our, oh so spring ingredients on our menu here…