It’s official! Britain’s ‘best pub cocktail’, as voted for by the Morning Advertiser, is right here in Newcastle.
Aptly named ‘East by North East’, the cocktail is the work of Pleased to Meet You‘s General Manager Tom Proud. The tastebud-tingling concoction includes ingredients such as Lindisfarne Mead and Fentiman’s Ginger Beer and is to be included in PTMY’s autumn and winter cocktail menu.
Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, Tom said “We were contacted in the lead up to the Pub Awards and invited to make a locally themed cocktail or make a cocktail using locally-sourced ingredients,” he continued.
“The cocktail came together really quickly and easily. It’s a really lovely combination of flavours with the honey from the Mead, the lemon from the Japanese sake liqueur Yuzu, ginger from the ginger beer, Tanqueray gin, which combines a citrus taste with a little bit of spice, some mint and a little bit of sugar syrup to take the edge off.”
The win comes alongside Pleased to Meet You’s second nomination as Britain’s ‘best spirits pub’ in the Morning Advertiser’s annual Great British Pub Awards, held at London’s Hilton on Park Lane.
A limited number of East by North East cocktails will be available on the bar throughout October before their full introduction in early November; grab one while you can!