In a couple of weeks from now I will be heading over to the Bar – yes specifically the Bar at The Old Stocks Inn where for the first time in about 20 years I will learn and attempt to make a Cocktail.
I find waiting for Cocktails to be made vaguely annoying and I often think I should have ordered a simple short or a familiar glass of wine. Hopefully when I know the detail involved and can shake my own shaker then I will have more patience in awaiting my masterpiece!
During the Cocktail Masterclass – Head barman Pete, whose cocktails have become legendary around these parts, will teach you all the tricks of the trade. You’ll learn the history of the cocktail; the basics of blending ingredients and how to build a cocktail; how to shake, strain and muddle; and how to create cocktails for different occasions.
After you’ve learned the basics, he’ll take it up a notch and show you the secrets behind a few Old Stocks favourites – but please, no bottle spinning until you’re at home!
The Old Stocks Inn cocktail masterclasses are perfect for groups of friends, so why not get together and try something different? Alternatively, if you’re planning something fun for your hen do, stag party, birthday party or any other special occasion for that matter, come and join in!
Prices, timings and more about the event
Our cocktail masterclasses takes place on the following dates from 7pm to 9pm:
Friday 19th May
Friday 18th August
Friday 20th October
Places are priced at £20 per person and include a 90-minute masterclass, recipes to take home and you’ll get to enjoy one of each cocktail you make.
Private Masterclasses are also available to book for you as a social event, a team building exercise or just to drink some great cocktails! We would require a minimum of 10 people for the event and it can be held inside the hotel or outside in the sun.
To book your place at one of our cocktail masterclasses, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the team on 01451 830 666 or pop in and book at Reception.
Terms and conditions
Attendees must be 18 or over. You must pre-book to attend our cocktail masterclasses no later than one week before the event. Once booked this event is non refundable. You can pay for your cocktail masterclass using Old Stocks gift vouchers. The maximum number for group bookings is 20 guests.
Watch out for my creations on Instagram, we get to actually drink them too….I had better book myself a cab asap!