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The Stirrup Tap Bar

Muddy says: Giddy up for some gin-soaked fun with the gorgeous converted horsebox – The Stirrup Tap Bar.

Stirrup Tap

Wanna hear a story? How about the one where the sad little horsebox, left out in the elements was rescued and given a brand new life making people happy. And, what do you know? True story!

This is the tale behind The Stirrup Tap Bar, lovingly restored by hospitality superstar Catherine Menzies (she’s looked after royalty, doncha ya know?!) and now serving up fabulous gin at weddings, parties, festivals and other events.

And, if you’re picky about your gin then you’ll have plenty to choose from with spirits from The Winchester Distillery, Mermaid Gin, Silent Pool, Corner 53,  The Gin Bothy and more. Lots of lovely local ones, plus some of the best of the further afield botanicals.

And it’s not just parties either. Catherine also creates amazing Gin Experiences, bringing her passion and knowledge of gin, to help you create fab cocktails, discover new types and basically become a total epicurean.

So saddle up and get your taste buds ready for a top gin encounter.

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