The Memsahib Gin and Tea bar is the first of itsʼ kind. Inspired by the British Raj period, during which many Anglo-Indian women, ‘Memsahibsʼ, settled in Cheltenham bringing with them new and exciting tastes and flavours.
Our food is inspired by Memsahibsʼ picnic. We made it as our own by amalgamating Indian and modern British cuisine and named it as ‘Anglo IndianTapasʼ. We take pride of producing lean, green and sustainable food promoting local produce.In order to provide an outstanding taste, we craft our own gin.
We have developed 16 varieties of gin recipes by infusing with rarest teas and botanicals which are then paired with tonics to provide a truly mesmerising experience of gin drinking. With a broad selection of 55 gins and an array of teas, we have a spectacular menu made with unique flavour combinations to surprise and delight our guests. Quality and quantity in equal measure. Itʼs GinʼOʼclock somewhere!
The Memsahib Gift Hamper comes in a beautiful wicker basket lined with teal satin. The hamper includes 3 x 200ml Tea infused hand crafted Memsahib Gins, 1x Uji matcha drink, 1x aromatic tonic water, 1x lemonade, Festive tea collection box, homemade chocolate truffles, de-hydrated mixed fruits for garnish and a £10 Gift Voucher for Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar.
Fresh, new, and exciting. We’ve taken inspiration from traditional British and Indian cuisine small bites. We called this Anglo Indian Tapas first of its kind from the world first Gin and Tea Bar. Both our food and drink menus are updated seasonally. We see it as our duty to the sustainable food production also to surprise and delight our guests year-round.
Discover a dining experience that is truly unique, a pioneering Gin and Tea Tapas Tasting Menus, Afternoon Chai served in a traditional British afternoon tea style. And an unforgettable twist; seasonal teas, house-crafted gins and over 55 Gins from around the world.
Be our guest and join us on an extraordinary Anglo-Indian dining experience.
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Anglo Indian Tapas, House Crafted Gins, Premium Cocktails, Tapas Tasting Menu, Afternoon Chai (Tea) & Crafted Beers. We Look Forward To Greeting You At The Worldʼs First Gin And Tea Bar.
Hear from Phil Collins, appropriately dressed as Captain Henry Skillicorne give insights to the history of the British Raj, Cheltenham’s rich Memsahib links and history – that was the spark for the name and theme of our bar and restaurant. Learn about the origins of gin and why we choose to infuse our gin. Then comes the hands on experience where you get to infuse gin with individual jars for each person, that you get to take away at the end of the session. You will then be served with our excellent Afternoon Chai (Tea), a tasty selection of “street style” sweet and savoury snacks all served in a style reminiscent of a traditional English Afternoon Tea
Before departing hear from our in-house experts on their top do’s and dont’s when it comes to Gin & Tonic. Learn about the different kinds of tonic that you can get and what makes for great herbs and garnishes to accompany your Gin.
Hear from Phil Collins, appropriately dressed as Captain Henry Skillicorne history of the British Raj, Cheltenham’s rich Memsahib links and history, that was the spark for the name and theme of our bar and restaurant. Learn about the origins of gin and why we choose to infuse our gin. Then comes the hands on experience where you get to try your hands at infusing gin with individual jars for each person, that you get to take away at the end of the session. You will then be served with our excellent Afternoon Chai (Tea), a tasty selection of “street style” sweet and savoury snacks all served in a style reminiscent of a traditional English Afternoon Tea
The Memsahib Distillery
Since opening, the Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar has become well known for its array of international and in-house crafted gins. Research and innovation in the food and beverage industry is at the heart of our values, with that being said, we’re adding a gin micro-distillery to the Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar.
We will be distilling our very own Memsahib Gin, from spiced infused dry gin to fruitful flavoured gins we are all familiar with. Naturally, the Memsahib micro-distillery will add to our assortment of gins from around the world that our guests have come to love.
The Memsahib micro-distillery will also provide the backdrop for exciting gin distillation and infusion classes/tastings for guests who appreciate the art. Further still, reservations for private events and team building exercises can be made.
The Memsahib micro-distillery will be open to guests later this year! We look forward to welcoming you soon.