Our Story

The Inspiration Behind Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar

A History Of

Memsahib

The Memsahib Gin and Tea bar is inspired by the British Raj period. ‘British-Raj’ – Hindi Colloquiums referring to the sovereign British who governed India for nearly a century culminating in 1947.

‘Memsahib’ was the term given to the European women famed for empowering women in India in the early 20th century. It is for this reason that Memsahib’s are able to claim their place in history as allies of the advancement of women in India in the early 20th century.

The Memsahibs were not only recognised for empowering women in India, but also for hosting feasts in the comfort of their own homes for family and friends. This would be a time of joy and togetherness and served as the inspiration for the cosy lounges and carefully crafted platters lovingly set out at Memsahib Gin and Tear Bar.

Many of the Anglo-Indian women settled in Cheltenham following the end of British governance. Continuing to foster relationships, they bridged the gap between Anglo-Indian culture, people, and heritage.

At our sister restaurant, East India Cafe, the combination of gin and tea has proven incredibly popular amongst our guests. This only fuelled our love of gin, compelling us to open a bar exclusively for gin and tea to delight and satisfy our guests.

We invite you to join us at Memsahib to join us in the celebration of Anglo-Indian culture and togetherness.

Meet The

Founders

Our team of pioneering gin and tea enthusiasts include; Litu, Rasel and Rina whose research and development will reflect an innovative way of fusing and drinking both gin and tea simultaneously.

Rasel leads the team, Rina manages East India Cafe and Litu leads the OMO Group The team strives to bring their guests a new flavour of gin every month.

Explore The

Spaces

A speakeasy-style stage room is the perfect space for both formal and informal events. The whole room can be reserved exclusively for special occasions, celebrations and wedding receptions.

The stage is fully equipped with a sophisticated state of the art public address and music system to use exclusively for events held with us.

Explore The

Spaces

A speakeasy-style stage room is the perfect space for both formal and informal events. The whole room can be reserved exclusively for special occasions, celebrations and wedding receptions.

The stage is fully equipped with a sophisticated state of the art public address and music system to use exclusively for events held with us.

Discover The

Memsahibs

Peruse our very own ‘Memsahibs’ Wall’. Original, charcoal hand-drawn sketches of five influential ‘Memsahibs’ who lived in and had a connection with both Cheltenham and India – The Memsahibs wall of fame and women empowerment.

The story of Memsahibs is to be told while enjoying the most quintessential British beverages – Gin and Tea.

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Reservation

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World Inspired Food, Premium Cocktails, House Crafted Gins, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Chai (Tea) & Crafted Beers.
We Look Forward To Greeting You At The World’s First Gin And Tea Bar.

47 – 49 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1PJ, United Kingdom
+44 1242 583377
Throughout December Our Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Fri – Sun: 12:00-10:00 PM
Monday – Closed
hello@ginandteabar.com

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Christmas Offer£10 OFF

As a Thank You for being our customer on Tuesday and Wednesday enjoy £10.00 off our Christmas tasting menu per person. Offer valid throughout December 2020. Pre booked reservations only.