Sipsmith Punch House

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Tickets from £15
Pop-Up, Date Night, Daytime, Something A Little Different
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Sipsmith, famous for pioneering London's Dry Gin revival, has teamed up with The House of St Barnabas to launch its latest pop-up, the Sipsmith Punch House. This iconic location provides Londoners with a place to experience the atmosphere of the 1800s Punch Houses in London, where gin cups were traditionally served.


The House of St Barnabas has had its home at 1 Greek Street, Soho for over 150 years. You will sip on an array of gin-based cups, sitting in the garden under the plane trees that feature in A Tale of Two Cities - the courtyard where Charles Dickens penned this famous work and at the very time that Punch Houses proliferated London.


Tickets for each 90-minute Punch House experience cost £15 per person, which includes your first tipple on arrival, a potted history and peek around The House of St Barnabas, and an introduction by one of the Sipsmith team. All proceeds from your ticket price will go straight to The House of St Barnabas and help someone back into lasting paid work.


A strictly ticketed event, you will access the exclusive club at The House of St Barnabas, a social enterprise pledging to break the cycle of homelessness by operating London's first not-for-profit private members' club, supporting people who have been affected by homelessness back into work through an integrated training programme and on-site work experience.


Guests are reminded to enter the House through the Manette Street entrance on the day. If you have any questions regarding your booking please contact The House of St Barnabas on 020 7437 1894.






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Sipsmith Punch House
The House of St Barnabas 1 Greek Street, London, W1D 4AP

Central London

Nearest station:
Tottenham Court Road (Tube)


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Had a great afternoon at a lovely venue, staff (both the venues barman and the Sipsmith guide) were excellent. Great cocktails, no surprise there! Would have liked a bit more of a tour of the building though. Shaun visited Sipsmith Punch House on 05 Jun 2016
02 Sep 2016 by

I had a lovely afternoon in a beautiful, historic part of London. As a Dickens fan it was great to visit such a location. The drinks were great and it was nice to meet new people. I would definitely attend this type of event in the future. Alana visited Sipsmith Punch House on 14 Aug 2016
16 Aug 2016 by

We had a lovely afternoon sitting in the courtyard of St Barnabus House drinking cocktails . It's great to find such places in the middle of London and to learn a bit about the charity they support . Janice visited Sipsmith Punch House on 14 Aug 2016
16 Aug 2016 by

The punch house was a really great evening - it was fun to see a little hidden bit of London (and have some amazing drinks). I'd highly recommend a visit while it's still on Sachin visited Sipsmith Punch House on 31 Jul 2016
03 Aug 2016 by

Lovely venue and nice speech about Sipsmith. It was very short though - I was expecting more of a history tour, when we were just escorted into one room and after about 20mins, lead outside into the garden. Cocktails were pricey and a little watered down but given we had 2 freebies included in the price, it was fine. Georgeous garden! Anne visited Sipsmith Punch House on 31 Jul 2016
02 Aug 2016 by

Thoroughly enjoyable. If we hadn't been going for dinner we'd have tried the delicious-looking tapas. The cocktails were well-explained and very tasty and pretty good value for London. I really liked the venue, it was a very pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. Jacqui visited Sipsmith Punch House on 24 Jul 2016
27 Jul 2016 by

Overall lovely experience but was expecting a little more about the history of both the amazing house and Sipsmith itself but it was very light. (Not even 10minutes). The rest of the time you get to sit in the courtyard/garden and choose from the Sipsmith punches. No hard sell which was good. You get 2 free drinks in total then you pay for anymore (average price for a cocktail in London). I'm glad that £10 of the ticket goes to the charity. Jo visited Sipsmith Punch House on 24 Jul 2016

Reply from Sipsmith Punch House

Hi Jo, thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed sipping our gin punches in the Courtyard of House of St Barnabas. It is great to know that you would have liked to hear more, we will make sure to feed this back for this Sunday. We are always hosting a variety of events and gin tastings, so please do keep in touch through our newsletter. Our weeknight Distillery tour for instance is great fun, it includes an hour and a half of stories, from the history of gin to Sipsmith and is followed by a full tutored tasting of our range. Do pop us an email if you are interested to
26 Jul 2016 by

This was a beautiful experience; a delicious Sipsmith London Punch cocktail on arrival into a gorgeous period room, which we reached through a labyrinthine little passageway and some gorgeous other rooms in the stunning House of St Barnabas. This pleasure was heightened by learning that Dickens actually wrote some of A Tale of Two Cities in the very room we were sipping cocktails in! The gorgeous garden there was perfect to relax in and the drinks themselves were delicious! Megan visited Sipsmith Punch House on 03 Jul 2016
08 Jul 2016 by

A great experience in a fabulous setting. Loved the drinks and the information given! Not hard sell at all!! The free drinks are lovely and the cocktail ones are great too! Loved the Cosom variation!! Robert visited Sipsmith Punch House on 03 Jul 2016
05 Jul 2016 by

Another great event by Sipsmith, well worth going to! Great staff, brill drinks and always a relaxing atmosphere! Definitely booking the next one whatever it where it may be! Fab! Reece visited Sipsmith Punch House on 03 Jul 2016
05 Jul 2016 by

Great venue. Great hosts. Lovely cocktails. Now I just need to join the House of St Barnabas! Just a lovely opportunity to just relax and have a nice drink with my partner in lovely surrounds. Greg visited Sipsmith Punch House on 26 Jun 2016

Reply from Sipsmith Punch House

Hi Gregg, thanks for this. Please email if you would like more information about joining.
28 Jun 2016 by

Great event in an amazing venue. Enjoyed the Sipsmith London Cup for the first time, but will not be the last I am sure. Staff were excellent, felt well looked after. Joy visited Sipsmith Punch House on 26 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016 by

Very well done! The St Barnabas House was amazing and such a treat to see. Loved the London Cup and the Gin Cup au Soyer was amazing and in the best little teacup. Staff was great, I would reccommend to anyone who even remotely likes gin. Kristy visited Sipsmith Punch House on 12 Jun 2016
15 Jun 2016 by

Another fantastic Sipsmith event, following on from Swan on a Hot Tin Roof - the London Cup and other cocktails were delicious with the House of St Barnabas providing an atmospheric venue. Charlotte visited Sipsmith Punch House on 12 Jun 2016
14 Jun 2016 by

Very average. Don't go to the early slot, zero atmosphere. V expensive cocktails too. Really would have loved to learn more about Sipsmith and the history of the /company gins, even tasted them and to have been told about them etc. Lydia visited Sipsmith Punch House on 05 Jun 2016
14 Jun 2016 by

St Barnabas had a really cool vibe and it was great to learn the history of the place. The fact that £10 of each ticket goes to charity was also a really nice touch. The punches were delicious and the bartenders made excellent cocktails. All in all, worth the £15 ticket price. Nicole visited Sipsmith Punch House on 12 Jun 2016
13 Jun 2016 by

Lovely evening. Bit of history, sneaky peek into St Barnabas and then great cocktails under the plane trees that Charles Dickens sat under! Tried each f them Helped that it was a warm evening bit it's a sheltered spot and Sipsmiths have a wet weather routine so all well. What's not to love? Regan visited Sipsmith Punch House on 05 Jun 2016
07 Jun 2016 by

Great way to support a worthy charity and enjoy a few drinks in the process. The sharing of recipes was a nice touch. A thirty word review minimum?!? Thirty words! Gary visited Sipsmith Punch House on 05 Jun 2016
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