Swan On A Hot Gin Roof

Ham Yard Hotel

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Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Over 18

Passionate pioneers of London’s artisan gin renaissance, Sipsmith, famous for its award-winning London Dry Gin, have teamed up with the stylish Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of Soho to serve gin-laced winter warmers on the hotel’s hidden roof terrace.  As the frost creeps in across London, wrap up in woollen blankets on the impeccably designed rooftop garden, enjoy sweeping views over the London skyline, and find yourself sipping on historically inspired hot gin serves including Hot G&T’s and Steaming Juleps.

Transporting the enchantment of London winters past to modern day, creative duo Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brownand Ham Yard Hotel bar manager Eoin Kenny have delved into London's drinking past – from as early as the 16th century right through to the 1920s – to craft a very modern sipping menu.  Warm serves will include The Smoking Bishop, a favourite of Charles Dickens; The Original, a pairing of gin with gingerbread, noted as the first London pairing during the Frost Fairs; and the Soho Gin Broth, which uses Barthelmas beef taken from a recipe dated 1664.

The pop-up will run from Tuesday 26th January until Sunday 14th February (excluding Mondays) in timed sessions.  Tickets cost £14 per person, which includes your first tipple on arrival and an introduction by one of the Sipsmith Distillery team.

If you have any questions regarding your booking please contact Ham Yard Hotel on 0203 642 1007 


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Ham Yard Hotel
1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

Nearest station:
Piccadilly Circus (Tube)


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Great venue, great cocktails and some interesting Gin history. Both Sipsmiths and Ham Yard Hotel staff were excellent and made the event a great experieince! Hope the nudge for a repeat Spring event was heard :) Michael visited Ham Yard Hotel on 29 Jan 2016
24 Feb 2016 by Michael

A really different experience in a lovely venue. The surroundings were beautiful and the guys running the event were really friendly and put a lot of planning into the gin cocktails. Would love to see another event like this taking place in London. jstar visited Ham Yard Hotel on 30 Jan 2016
22 Feb 2016 by jstar

Fantastic setting for a unique experience and great service. Jared from Sipsmith and Eoin from Ham Yard gave us a whole new insight into how gin used to be served and some fresh ideas for enjoying it in the future! EXcept10n visited Ham Yard Hotel on 01 Feb 2016
22 Feb 2016 by EXcept10n

A lovely setting and very attentive staff. The drinks were warming and creative and despite awful weather the roof was warm. A fun way to spend a rainy Wednesday evening. Claire visited Ham Yard Hotel on 30 Jan 2016
19 Feb 2016 by Claire

Great evening and setting despite the cold, the experimental tasty hot gin drinks really helped! The hospitality, knowledge and service of staff was brilliant especially Eoin and Jarred. Would highly recommend, many thanks. John visited Ham Yard Hotel on 14 Jan 2016
16 Feb 2016 by John

Excellent evening! Great location and wonderful service from everyone at the hotel. The selection of cocktails was also first rate, I just need to learn how to recreate them now! Chris visited Ham Yard Hotel on 25 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Chris

Paul and I had a delightful evening. Great gin, beautiful venue. The Service was first class and the Sipsmith talk by Jarred was so interesting and inspiring I hope you do another tasting soon. PLEASE! THANK YOU ALL Melanie visited Ham Yard Hotel on 17 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Melanie

Although booked purely for the desire to experience a rooftop bar, I was delighted by the entire experience! It was insightful and most of all obvious that a whole lot of effort had been made to ensure all guests were cosy and comfortable for the entire night Natalie visited Ham Yard Hotel on 19 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Natalie

My boyfriend and I came to this on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing! The cocktails were so good (and really interesting) and the service was impeccable. It was such a great setting to have the event and I would definitely come back if it was put on again. I couldn't fault the night in any way! Thanks for a great time Sipsmith and Hamyard Hotel almizhar91 visited Ham Yard Hotel on 14 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by almizhar91

What a great few hours we had up on the roof of the gorgeous Ham Yard Hotel. Despite the sub-zero conditions, the gin (and blankets) kept us warm. Loved to hear about the origins of the gorgeous cocktails and the little treats that accompanied each cocktail, were just delicious. Jared and his team were excellent. Thanks for a fun time. Tracy visited Ham Yard Hotel on 17 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Tracy

A magical tasting session up on Ham Yard's roof terrace with its beautiful lantern and fairy lights cosy decor. Delicious and unexpected warm concoctions with quirkily paired nibbles, all served up with great charm by wonderfully professional and friendly staff. Jared Brown, Sipsmith's own 'gin genie', served up delectable historic facts alongside the no-less delectable cocktails. A wonderful and unique experience we hope to repeat - either at Ham Yard or Sipsmith's Chiswick distillery. Laurence visited Ham Yard Hotel on 26 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Laurence

Fantastic evening, insightful excerpts into the long and chequered history of gin from Sipsmith's Jared and delicious cocktails from the team at Ham Yard - a truly perfect combination - we will definitely go back. Charlotte visited Ham Yard Hotel on 15 Jan 2016
15 Feb 2016 by Charlotte

Wonderful evening - I never realised gin could be so versatile and taste so yummy by being hot. Beautifully set up too on the roof with warm blankets. 2 cocktails with per ticket. Nibbles were good too. I'd definitely go back Susmita visited Ham Yard Hotel on 17 Jan 2016
14 Feb 2016 by Susmita

Great idea lovely cocktails, although i did get a bit chilly despite the heaters and blankets. I think it would have been a better atmosphere if guests either mingled or were introduced to each other. Marcia visited Ham Yard Hotel on 17 Jan 2016
13 Feb 2016 by Marcia

Family outing as we live near the Sipsmith distillery and have met Prudence! Great cocktails and atmosphere despite horrid weather - almost got too hot at one point with coat, scarf, mittens , hat, blankets and heaters. Hope you run it again Jean visited Ham Yard Hotel on 21 Jan 2016
09 Feb 2016 by Jean

Lovely cocktails and great atmosphere. Unfortunately it was tipping it down with rain and it was a bit chilly but it didn't ruin our evening. The blankets and heaters were a saviour. would go again! Charlotte visited Ham Yard Hotel on 26 Jan 2016
09 Feb 2016 by Charlotte

Fun night. Weather was crap, pouring down rain, but barely noticed. We were quite cosy sipping warm drinks under Sipsmith blankets. The team was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Unique venue. Dinae visited Ham Yard Hotel on 16 Jan 2016
08 Feb 2016 by Dinae

Fantastic night! Comfortable seating made cosy with rugs and heaters and the fairy lights and exclusive use of the roof top made for a magical atmosphere. The delicious winter cocktails were amazing! Hats off to the Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith teams. Alexandra visited Ham Yard Hotel on 15 Jan 2016
07 Feb 2016 by Alexandra

Brilliant evening! The roof top bar was beautiful and cosy with sofas and blankets. The hot gin cocktails knocked it out the park! Great work from sipsmiths and ham yard Victoria visited Ham Yard Hotel on 19 Jan 2016
07 Feb 2016 by Victoria

A lovely night out in a special place and with delicious hot gin cocktails. The roof terrace is a hidden gem - as Sipsmiths do a very nice Summer Cup perhaps another event in the summer?! Robin visited Ham Yard Hotel on 09 Jan 2016
06 Feb 2016 by Robin

Fantastic hot gin cocktails and the staff were very knowledgable and friendly! The roof terrace was nice and warm thanks to the patio heaters and extra blankets! All in all a lovely night out! Grace visited Ham Yard Hotel on 26 Jan 2016
04 Feb 2016 by Grace
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The atmosphere on the roof was cozy and the selection of Gin drinks were delicious, we definitely recommend!! The Sipsmith hosts also provided some great information on gin varieties and the creation of some of the hot gin cocktails they were serving! Linda visited Ham Yard Hotel on 20 Jan 2016
02 Feb 2016 by Linda
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Wow, what a really great afternoon!! The venue and location were fantastic and added to the experience of the afternoon. The Sipsmith host and hotel staff were very knowledgable, having very interesting answers to every question. The history cards for each drink were an added bonus. Such a well organised and well executed event, will definitely look into future events. Ed visited Ham Yard Hotel on 19 Jan 2016
01 Feb 2016 by Ed
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Best way to spend an afternoon....Would definitely recommend to any gin fans. Me and the girls had a great time. The atmosphere was really cozy and the cocktails tasted amazing. Emma visited Ham Yard Hotel on 22 Jan 2016
01 Feb 2016 by Emma
1 person people found this helpful

Really great concept and very well managed, Cocktails were great and staff were brilliant. Great cozy atmosphere too. Loved it Will definitely book again if I can - it seems to have sold out fast! christopher visited Ham Yard Hotel on 15 Jan 2016
01 Feb 2016 by christopher
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This pop up is fantastic, a must for any gin drinker! The staff and guys from Sipsmith are so knowledgable about the history of the company and the individual drinks. We tried every cocktail and enjoyed the accompaniments that went with them. If you're just looking to drink gin it could be done cheaper but if you're looking for something that's a bit different and a new experience I would definitely recommend this! Tori visited Ham Yard Hotel on 14 Jan 2016
01 Feb 2016 by Tori
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Nice venue and potentially a good idea. Most of the cocktails were not great and the sides were expensive and undersized. Sipsmith is a good London Dry, although their sales patter wears thin. Drinks overpriced and portions were a third of a normal cocktail. Marketing over substance, won't rush back. James visited Ham Yard Hotel on 20 Jan 2016
31 Jan 2016 by James
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Wow, love the hotel and the event! Never had hot gin until today. Smoking Bishop was my favourite and was fab to be able to taste different combinations and find out the history too - hope there are more events like this!
30 Jan 2016 by Joy
1 person people found this helpful

Great event, great location, great team (Hotel and Sipsmith Team)!! The theme, atmosphere and the people all brilliant. Will definitely attend more of these events. Must say, never knew that warm gin cocktails can be this tasty Asli visited Ham Yard Hotel on 14 Jan 2016
29 Jan 2016 by Asli
1 person people found this helpful

Brilliant night! The Ham Yard rooftop was so beautiful and cosy. The Sipsmith team were so interesting to chat to and the thought and detail that had gone into the night was first class! laura visited Ham Yard Hotel on 20 Jan 2016
29 Jan 2016 by laura
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We had a great night. The drinks and location were fantastic and it was so nice to meet the Sipsmith crew who were so genuinely friendly and passionate about their craft. I am looking forward to visiting the distillery! markjeffries@hotmail.com visited Ham Yard Hotel on 15 Jan 2016
28 Jan 2016 by markjeffries@hotmail.com
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