Boydell’s has opened the first cocktail bar in Morpeth, just in time for summer.
Offering a selection of cleverly curated classics, with a twist of originality, the popular venue will serve martinis, margaritas, mojitos, shandys and blushes.
It’s the brainchild of Boydell’s restaurant manager and resident mixologist Rodney Scales who had harboured a dream of opening a cocktail bar in the quaint, popular township for years.
Visualising himself as the face behind the cocktails served shaken and stirred in a cosy central space like the Boydell’s Cellar Door – that’s exactly what he has created.
Boydell’s Wine and Cocktail Bar is open every Friday and Saturday night.
Operating as a cellar door by day, when the sun begins to set the venue will transform into Morpeth’s first cocktail bar.
And, of course, Boydell’s Restaurant kitchen will be on hand to supply bar snacks, starters or mains and Boydell’s wines will be available by the glass too.
“It’s a great way to repurpose our gorgeous spaces and having a restaurant manager who has a passion for cocktails and entertaining, we couldn’t let this opportunity slip by,” says Boydell’s owner Jane Maroulis.
“The cocktail list is like a dream come true for me, I love all the classics and his clever touch has converted me to some of the beautiful produce-driven styles too.”
For those who prefer, the Green Street venue will also be offering gin and whisky flights.
And, during the summer the restaurant courtyard will come alive with tunes.
“We are finding that more and more people are coming to Morpeth for a weekend not just a wine tasting or a meal with us and being able to offer more than just one food and wine experience, allows them to come back for another experience with us,” Jane says.
“We also know from our local research that locals have been wanting an evening alternative, a relaxed drink and bite to eat and not always a 3-course meal.
“We’re all about the experience, and we hope no matter if someone comes in by day for a wine tasting, or by night for cocktails or a meal, that they get what we are trying to achieve.”
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