This Saturday is St Patrick's Day - we've chosen one of the best Irish gins you'll find as our Gin of the Week at The Sun Hotel & Bar... 🇮🇪🍸🍋 Bertha's Revenge Gin uses whey alcohol as their base spirit to make a truly unique premium quality Irish gin (most spirits are made using barley or wheat grain spirit). Special yeasts are added to the whey to convert milk sugars into alcohol, producing a very high quality whey spirit, which is then distilled by hand with 18 different botanicals (locally foraged and grown where possible) and pure natural Irish spring water. The name comes from Big Bertha, a legendary Droimeann cow from Sneem in Co. Kerry, which lived to 48 years old and gave birth to 39 calves, earning an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. Bertha's Revenge Gin immortalises her memory, bringing her back in spirit, literally. We love Bertha's Revenge with lemon and Fever-Tree tonic. 🇮🇪🍸🍋
Our latest Gin of the Week is a Welsh wonder and comes just in time for St David's Day on 1 March 🏴🍸❤️ Brecon Botanicals Special Reserve Gin by Penderyn Distillery won Gold at the 2017 Spirits Business Gin Masters. Made from a unique recipe, combining a specially selected range of botanicals and the best pure grain spirit, this super-premium gin is produced in small batches using only the finest ingredients and water from the Beacons. *** Tasting notes The nose is a rich complex of fresh juniper, followed quickly with coriander and a complexity of gin flavours. Hints of citrus mingle with oriental spices. On adding a mixer, the citrus, lemon, orange and even bergamot open out as well as hints of cinnamon, clove and saffron. Medium length on the finish leaves you ready for the next mouthful. Distilled from pure grain, combined with botanicals from the four corners of the world. Blended with water from the Beacons to create a clean spirit that is crisp, clean and exceptionally smooth. *** We love Brecon Botanicals poured over ice with cucumber and mint. Served with a Fever-Tree tonic or upgrade to Doctor Polidori Cucumber tonic. We’re big fans of the Penderyn Distillery here at The Sun Hotel & Bar - we also have their Single Malt Welsh Whisky Madeira Finished and their Merlyn Welsh Cream Liqueur. We hope to see you here soon! 🏴🍸🥃❤️ #gin #ginandtonic #stdavidsday #welsh #gandt #ginoftheweek
Larios Rose strawberry gin and rose lemonade with a sprinkling of pink petals alongside a couple of our nibbles for a pre V-day meal.
Our gins of the week have a Valentine’s twist at The Sun Hotel & Bar and are the perfect complement to the special menu we're serving from Tuesday 13th — Thursday 15th February. Eden Mill Pale Pink Love Gin topped up with Prosecco which bring to life an outstanding blend of local botanicals and exotic fruits including rose petals and hibiscus. Larios Rose Gin uses fresh strawberries to give it its pink colouring and fruity flavour. Larios is one of the most popular gins in its home country of Spain and the addition of strawberries compliments the juniper and citrus notes perfectly. We think it's best served with Rose Lemonade And we have some fab non-alcoholic drinks with a pink tint too - Big Rose Lemonade and Franklin Wild Strawberry, Scottish Raspberry and Cracked Black Pepper. Here's a sneak peek of our special Valentine's menu... *** For mains... Moroccan Lamb Cutlets With harissa mashed potatoes, sautéed leeks and shallots. Finished with a homemade jus 7oz Rump Steak With béarnaise sauce, grilled tomato, mushrooms, house salad and skinny fries Breast of Chicken In a tarragon cream with new potatoes, green beans and confit tomatoes Risotto Cakes Sun blush tomato and parmesan risotto cakes with a crispy egg, fennel and a rocket salad Vegetable Linguine* Coconut, spinach and cauliflower linguine topped with toasted pine nuts *** The sweet stuff... Chocolate Fondue With strawberries and toasted teacake Lemon and Thyme Mousse With pistachio biscuits and raspberry coulis Sticky Toffee Pudding With salted caramel sauce and banana ice cream Chocolate Brownie* Served with dairy free vanilla ice cream *** *Suitable for vegans. It's 2 courses at £16 per person. To book call 01524 66006 🍸 Book, don’t book, order off the specials, order off our main menu - we really don’t mind either way - we just want you to have a great night out with someone special. 🍴❤️🥂 Don't forget you can buy a gift voucher to enjoy at The Sun Hotel & Bar, from a monetary voucher to a meal and overnight stay - visit https://thesunhotelandbar.regalo.gifts/ #gandt #ginoftheweek #gin #valentinesday #valentinegin
Brrrrrr it's cold out there! ❄️❄️❄️ Luckily we've got just the thing at The Sun Hotel & Bar to warm you up from the inside out... Park yourself next to our fire and enjoy a melting hot chocolate made even more delicious with your choice of Cointreau for a chocolate orange mug of yum, or Cherry Marnier for an irresistible cherry chocolate winter warmer. 🔥🔥🔥
When you're done with your Black Friday shopping come and unwind at The Sun Hotel & Bar - we've got our own take on Black Friday with a range of great drinks with a dark twist including... 🖤🍸🍻 Brockmans Gin , BULLDOG Gin and The Cotswolds Distillery Gin. We've got the perfect tonics to pair with them all - just ask at the bar. Or try Mount Gay Rum - it makes for a mean black and stormy drink with ginger beer and lime. Then there's Jim Beam The Devils Cut - sip neat over ice or try with cloudy apple juice and fresh lemon. And let's not forget Octomore - the world's most heavily peated single malt. And have you tried Belvedere Vodka or Brecon FIVE Vodka by Penderyn Distillery - both as smooth as you like. Try them neat or with tonic and why not get creative with garnishes (you’d do it with gin after all!). We think cucumber and vodka is the way forward! Merlyn Welsh Cream Liqueur is our new kid on the block (or bar should we say) it's just scrummy this time of year! Not forgetting some of our black beers... Tailgate Peanut Butter Stout, Anchor Porter in bottles, and Lancaster Black by Lancaster Brewery on hand pull or in bottles. 🖤🍸🍻
Our Gin of the Week at The Sun Hotel & Bar this week is a real favourite of ours - Hendrick's Gin, made extra cucumber-y with Dr Polidori’s Cucumber Tonic ❤️🍸 Hendrick's distills in miniscule batches of 500 litres. Their botanical signature consists of flowers, roots, fruits and seeds from the world over, which set the stage for a delicious duet of infusions: rose petal and cucumber. We love to pair Hendrick's with Doctor Polidori's Cucumber Tonic Water. Dr John William Polidori was the personal physician to Lord Byron, and his alchemic distillates are the inspiration for this complex tonic which combines refreshing cucumber extract with quinine and carbonated spring water. We think you'll love the combination! #lettheweekendbegin #ginandtonic #gin #gandt
The temperature has definitely dipped - but fear not, because we've got some hot mulled wine and spiced plum cider on the bar right now. And they are delicious! 🔥
We've got something fresh (and refreshing) on the bar at The Sun Hotel & Bar - and when it's gone, it's gone! 🍻 Hopfest by Mad Squirrel Brewery (3.8%) is a new world pale ale with purpose: dedication to bringing you the very freshest, fruitiest hop vibes. Headlined by Citra, with Centennial and Chinook supporting, Hopfest is a pure rave of citrus refreshment. It's an award-winner too, having picked up St Albans Beer of the Festival 2017, SIBA National Silver 2017 and SIBA Regional Gold 2017. Come and enjoy before it's all gone!