There’s much to celebrate this New Year’s Eve as we say goodbye to 2016, and anticipate what 2017 will bring. If you are still mulling over plans for the 31st, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite ways to celebrate across the UK, with Brockmans of course.
The eclectic cocktail bar is transforming into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for one night only. A live band will welcome guests at 8pm before a DJ kicks off until 3am. Tapas, a free-flowing bar, and generous raffle make the all-inclusive ticket well worth it.
Where? 366 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4ES
Ipswich – The Salthouse Harbour Hotel
There aren’t many things that top a scenic harbour view to bring in the New Year. The 4 star hotel is hosting a 3-course pre-party dinner, or a 4-course dinner which begins with champagne and canapés from 8:30pm on. Relax in the lounge nursing Brockmans as you bid 2016 farewell.
Where? 1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX
Birmingham – The Jekyll and Hyde
A tale of two floors, two floors full of gin that is… In Dr Jekyll’s Gin Parlour a gin-inspired 4-course dinner and mini gin masterclass will take place. Expect your duck rillete to be paired with a fine citrusy blackberry Brockmans cocktail. Bubbly will be served at midnight in celebration, or you could spend your evening in Mr Hyde’s Bar, a mad-cap 1920’s style night of gin cocktails. After all, man is not truly one, but two. That said, on the 31st you’ll have to choose.
The Cotswolds – The Bell Inn at Selsley
If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, a break in the Cotswolds at this 16th Century inn will fit the bill. The Bell Inn will be serving New Years Eve lunch and dinner beginning at 11am. Mrs. Chef has her very own gin bar, made up of around 30 hand-selected gins. We think you’ll slip into 2017 smoothly…
Where? Bell Lane, Selsley, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5JY
Evenings at the Curious Manor, Curious Townhouse and Curious Tavern always end in curious ways don’t they? All three venues are hosting different events to celebrate the end of 2016, with select £5 cocktails. Surely a visit to all three is the only way?
Where? Curious Manor (Trinity Square, NG1 4AF) | Curious Townhouse (3-5 High Pavement, NG1 1HF) | Curious Tavern (2AGeorge Street, NG1 3BE)
A celebration of a year in gin will be Allotment Bar’s 2016 New Year’s Eve theme. Serving cocktail specials from this past year, you’ll be able to savour your favourites one last time.
Where? 24 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1FY
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Collingwood St. Presents Romeo & Juliet
Three venues will set the scene for Shakespeare’s romantic tale this NYE. The House of Smith will be transformed into the House of Capulet, Juliet’s family home which will play house and RNB. Grab your Brockmans before heading to Floritas, the backdropof Verona sporting a hip hop and RNB vibe. Madame Koos will be transformed to look like the crypt from the iconic film, home to the guilty pleasures dance floor. Whatever that is, we like the sound of it… Book ahead for the party that begins at 9pm.
Where? 26-36 Collingwood Street NE1 1JF
Lake District – Merewood Country House Hotel & Restaurant
The 4 star hotel has quite the day planned with a full English before setting sail on Lake Windermere. A buffet lunch will follow once back on land, before a 4pm wine and cheese tasting in their Conservatory Bar. Be sure to get in a cheeky G&T before continuing the evening with a 5-course meal. Should you still have wind in your sails, a champagne toast at midnight with snacks as the DJ plays into 2017 will round out the day, and well, the year.
Where? Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LH
Glasgow – Bothy
It wouldn’t be Hogmanay without a true Scottish feast! Bothy has put together a stunning 4-course meal full of traditions, Piper Jonny Gauld tuning into the new year.
Where? 11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead G12 9BG
Edinburgh – Bar Soba
Bar Soba on Hanover Street is partnering with the Melting Pot’s Andrew Pirie for an evening of disco and house. You can expect great music, creative cocktails, bottle packages, and pan Asian street food from 8pm onwards.
Where? 104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR