Close to the beach and within minute’s walk into Bournemouth city centre, The Connaught Hotel’s cliff top location is enviable to say the least. But alongside our fantastic proximity to the shops and Bournemouth’s incredible Blue Flag coast, there’s much more that makes The Connaught a destination to seek out in Bournemouth. Particularly, if you’re a lover of one of Britain’s most popular drinks du jour. We are of course talking about gin.
Once cheaper than a pint of beer in England, gin has enjoyed its moment in the spotlight over the years, but never more so it seems than now. This centuries old tipple has been experiencing a fashionable resurrection in recent years, one that’s spilled out of the trend-setting streets of London and infiltrated bars and drinking holes up and down the United Kingdom. At The Connaught Hotel Bournemouth we have our own tribute to gin in all its forms with our speakeasy-style Gin Bar.
Serving 45 different varieties of gin, sourced from leading distilleries around the world, our gins are available neat, or lovingly paired with the perfect Fever-Tree tonic, to enhance the botanical notes and flavour profile of each concoction.
If you’re new to gin, our team will be all too happy to help you in your choice. While gin connoisseurs will find familiar favourites, along with some exotic new incarnations in our heavily stocked gin bar, sourced both locally, throughout Europe and from the Far East.
Whether you prefer your gin classic and dry, fresh and floral, bittersweet, or citrusy and herbaceous, our menu has a gin to whet your appetite – and tickle your taste buds. Each measure includes an accompanying tonic of your choice, though our bar staff can of course make a recommendation on your behalf.
VISIT BETWEEN 5PM – 6PM FOR ‘GIN O’CLOCK’ WITH ALL G & T’S PRICED AT JUST £4!
WE ALSO OFFER A WEEKLY SPECIAL AT JUST £5.50 WITH A NEW GIN SHOWCASED EACH WEEK ON A ROTATING BASIS
If you’d like a little supper before (or after) retreating to our bar, we also offer lunchtime and evening dining in our Connaught Hotel Brasserie & Bar. Our menu changes seasonally to allow us to make use of fresh ingredients at the time they become locally available. You’ll find options from land and from sea, alongside grills, lighter bites and tapas, as well as a tempting selection of exquisite desserts.