Not just for sailors, check out Wood’s Navy Rum Shack this summer for rum cocktails and fresh seafood.
What to Expect
Head down to Regent’s Canal this June and July and look out for Wood’s Navy Rum Shack near King’s Cross. Collaborating with Ladies & Gentlemen Bar based in Kentish Town, and London Shell Co, famed for their tastes of the sea and seasonal game, enjoy rum cocktails and fresh seafood on the banks of the canal or on board Wood’s very own working barge.
What to Drink
Visit Ladies & Gentlemen’s pop-up shed to try an impressive line-up of rum cocktails. You’ll find classics such as the Mai Tai on the menu, as well as more adventurous concoctions, like the Wood’s Greenheart Grog – made from Wood’s Navy Rum, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey and ginger beer, it’s themed on the traditional ‘grog’ invented for seafarers in 1740.
Other cocktails to try include the Out of the Wood’s – a sweet and sour blend of Wood’s Navy Rum, absinthe, lime, sugar, dry curacao and amaro di angostura – and the Jungle Bird Twist, a mix of Wood’s Navy Rum, Jamaican rum, pineapple, orgeat, lemon and house aperitif blend. Wood’s Navy Rum is made to the original navy recipe from 1887… and at 57%, unless you have the constitution of a sailor, make sure you line your stomach!
What to Eat
Luckily, London Shell Co’s pop-up shed next door is more than up to the job. Try snacks such as fresh Dungarvan Oysters, and Baby Squid with Squid Ink Aioli, or choose from bigger bites to soak up the rum, such as the Fish Finger Sandwich with Homemade Salad Cream and the Cured Dorset Char, Truffled Cream Cheese Bagel. Delish.
Lazy summer evenings with a group of mates, or impress your date with canal-side views, flowing cocktails and fresh seafood (you know what they say about oysters…).
To celebrate the time-honoured pairing of rum and seafood, Ladies & Gentlemen have brought along a working barge. Take a trip along the beautiful Regent’s Canal and learn more about London’s weaving canal network, whilst sipping on a complimentary Wood’s cocktail. And relax…
Wood’s Navy Rum Shack | Goods Way, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH (directly opposite The Lighterman Restaurant) | Open every day from midday-midnight, 1st June-30th July | Tickets for the barge tour are £15 (including a complimentary cocktail) and can be purchased here.