We’ve compiled a list of Good Pubs that offer cocktails for both the cocktail connoisseur, and those simply seeking a delicious tipple. Furthermore, with many pubs also offering alcohol-free mocktails, there are ample opportunities for the non-booze inclined to delight in some delectable concoctions too. Whether you prefer sweet or sour, shaken or stirred, make sure you sip and savour some cocktails from one of our many Good Pubs.
Archangel, Frome (The Good Pub Guide 2018, p.689)
1 King Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BH
The Archangel pub is a lovely Grade II listed building, located in the historic market town of Frome. Despite opening as an Inn way back in 1311, the Archangel’s cocktail list is far from ancient. Many classic cocktails are given a contemporary twist, such as the Martini, which gets remixed as both an Elderflower Martini, and even as a Chilli Chocolate Martini! Alternatively, dare to drink a Whisky Sours made up of Bourbon, sour mix and egg white, or perhaps a Limoncello Lemonade is more to your liking. Not excluding the delicious mocktails on offer, such as the Archangel Sunrise, mixed with orange juice, pineapple and grenadine, or perhaps some lovely Homemade Lemonade. Many of their spirits are sourced in England, and if you find the cocktails impress you, there is a fantastic opportunity to partake in a cocktail masterclass, and learn how to make three of your favourite Archangel cocktails!
Princess of Wales, Camden (The Good Pub Guide 2018, p.971)
22 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LL
Make sure you leave your expectations of what constitutes a cocktail at the door, because here you’ll find eclectic combinations that are sure to dazzle your senses. Have you ever considered a Black Luce with wild berry infused gin, mint and sugar, further flavoured with blackberry liquor and served over crushed ice? Or perhaps a Ginger Ninja is more to your taste, with a blend of their ginger & honey rum combined with cinnamon and ginger beer. I’ll mention a few more cocktails, and let your imagination do the work: Pride & Passion Martini, Love Is A Smoke and Chocolate Slip! Also, it would be wrong not to mention the colossal cocktail that is Mary’s Corner; Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper are the key ingredients. Follow these with a choice of mustard, marmite, mushroom, citron or chilli vodka, cucumber and ginseng gin, smoked tequila, orange tequila or spiced rum. Situated near the iconic Primrose Hill, and with a fantastic 2 for 1 deal on cocktails from Monday to Thursday evenings, be sure to take your taste buds on an adventure at the Princess of Wales.
Navigation, Maesbury Marsh (The Good Pub Guide 2018 p. 666)
The Navigation Inn, Maesbury Marsh, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8JB
The Navigation Inn is a welcoming country pub, inside an 18th century wharf building situated by the Montgomery Canal, which nearby crosses the ancient border of England and Wales. It is possible to perch at their own dedicated cocktail bar, where you can enjoy many delicious cocktails, including a classic Mojito, a refreshing Brazilian Caipirinha, or an indulgent Brandy Alexander. These fabulous cocktails are all excellent value and make sure you try their food too, which they always endeavor to source locally and in keeping with the seasons. There is also a gallery displaying an array of art by local artists, a shop where you can buy the same produce that you enjoyed eating at the pub, as well as a fresh fish service and a two-pint takeaway service as well!
Anchor, Chideock (The Good Pub Guide 2018, p.288)
Seatown, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6JU
As a pub that’s been running for over 160 years, it’s safe to say that The Anchor are skilled suppliers of the best there is to offer in drinking delights. So on top of their Cask Marque seal of approval for their local real ales, their enticing wine list and assortment of premium spirits, The Anchor offers an impressive range of cocktails, created by their resident mixologist David Smith. Enjoy a Campari Spritz, concocted with Campari, peach liquor, basil soda and fizz, or perhaps you would prefer an O G, made with Red Bush infused whisky, lemon and sugar. You’ll even discover a dash of Absinthe in your drink if you dare try a Zombie. The non booze inclined have not been neglected either: try a Knight of Ni mixed with strawberry shrub, pineapple, orange, rosemary & coconut cream, or perhaps you would prefer an alcohol-free Pineapple Daiquiri. Not to mention The Anchor’s stunning location in Dorset, where you can go walking and fossiling nearby and discover the many charms of the Jurassic Coast.
Pheasant Inn, Shefford Woodlands (The Good Pub Guide 2018 p.61)
Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7AA
Located in the Berkshire countryside, the Pheasant Inn boasts an impressive range of drinks including 36 gins, 15 vodkas, 10 rums, 26 malt whiskies, and a few interesting liqueurs (as well as plenty of decent beers too, of course). This means there is an enticing range of classic cocktails on offer for you to enjoy. You could enjoy an aperitif such as a Negroni or Dry Martini, or perhaps after your meal you might enjoy an ever-popular Espresso Martini. Don’t feel as though you must sip your cocktail at the bar though; if you prefer you can sink into an armchair and have a good catch up, enjoy the intimate snug or take in some crisp, country air in the outdoor area.