Wine Wednesdays at The Drayton Arms
The sun is out and I predict a heatwave. And what goes better with a heatwave than a lovely glass of Rosé? And what goes better with a glass than a bottle? And what, pray tell, is better than 20% off that bottle EVERY WEDNESDAY?
Nothing, that’s what.
The Drayton Arms are continuing their tradition of serving up lovely vino at reasonable prices well into the summer and today I suggest you take advantage! I will give you a rundown of the Rosés and the rest you can devine for yourselves…Alpha Zeta / Corvina Corvina’s distinctive flavor is of sour cherries. However, Corvina grapes have thick skins and often undergo appassimento – the process of partially drying grapes before fermenting them. Such wines show more raisin and dried-fruit flavors, usually with a distinctive richness. Rubini Blush /Pinot Grigio Light Pink, with intense fruit, retro strawberry – medium body, floral with pleasant finish. Innocent Bystander Rose / Pinot Noir Elegant strawberry flavour zips onto the front of the palate and blueberry, mint and mineral characters join in on the middle plate. The finish has steely acid and a touch a savoury tannins.
Enjoy! xThe Drayton Arms 153 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 0LJ
Hot Spots to Toast This Winter – Earls Court Life
It’s official Earls Court, I can stop complaining about it being too hot for coats, too cold for style, too confusing weather for all concerned clothes wearers in general. It’s just cold now. Plain, boring, grey and brrrrrrrr! Cold.
I have bed socks on. I’m in bed with bed socks and it’s 2pm and it’s cold. I can hear a pigeon outside my window making that noise that pigeons only make when it’s bloody freezing. The resigned sigh of birdsong that’s half owl hoot, half broken and wheezing party blower.
So, what better to be writing about than the nearest open fire and hot toddy with my name on it? Sorry, OUR names on THEM.
For your warmth, well being and delectation:
020 7385 9129
The Atlas is a lovely local that lends unwavering attention to the food they have on offer. Sunday lunches there are legendary and now that the weather is getting chilly I can say with certainty that the fireplace at the back of the pub will be crackling daily. Grab a broadsheet and a menu and settle in for the afternoon.
020 7835 2301
When the folks at The Drayton Arms aren’t providing a space for some of the brightest new comedy and drama in their hidden upstairs theatre, they’re only casually running one of the most beloved bars in all of Earls Court on the ground floor. The pub has a real winter warmer interior with low lighting, sinking sofas, cubby holes to hide in and, of course, a real wood fire. Order a specialty Mulled wine with a shot of Amaretto to get things heated up.
If you don’t mind trotting a little further afield then do stop off at The Jam Tree. I’ve had bangers and mash by their fire once and the experience did everything to warm my cockles bar actually buying me a new coat. Plus, these kids have promised me a Hot Buttered Rum if I come by for round two and you can’t say better than that, can you?
020 7589 6300
If you’re not quite up for a pint at the pub and are instead aching for a slightly more refined affair then you need look no further than The Kensington Hotel. Serving fine food and sumptuous cocktails throughout the day in their rather marvellous parlour room with, yes, you guessed it, an open fire to boot. Champagne Afternoon Tea you say? Don’t mind if I do…
The Drayton Arms Theatre – Earls Court Life
This week Earls Court is offering you An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein is a fun, hilarious and twisted look at the everyday from the uncensored side Shel, famous children’s author (The Giving Tree), poet and songwriter.
The nine irreverent shorts, performed by ten actors, in this collection “range widely in content, but the style is unmistakable” (Dramatists Play Service).
Silverstein comments on everything from our current economic state to our social dysfunction. It is “a world where nothing is as it seems and where the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant.” Silverstein’s originality and trademark wit are apparent in this adult-themed show where unexpected twists are sure to keep you laughing and thinking.
Performances nightly 8pm-10pm until the 23rd November. Tickets £10. Book NowThe Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, SW5 0LJ 020 7835 2301
Earls Court Fringe at the Drayton Arms
Earls Court doesn’t just have the one ‘theatah’ darling, we have two!
Yes, for some very intimate fringe theatre you can head upstairs at The Drayton Arms to a tiny playhouse where some of London’s finest upcoming actors and playwrights put on a show just for you, and 42 other people.
Shows run Tuesdays through Saturdays and begin promptly at 8pm each evening and 7.30pm on weekends. This gives you ample time to partake in a pre-theatre dinner which you can book ahead of time and enjoy in the downstairs dining room. Food is freshly prepared in the on site kitchen and there is a good wine list to complement your meal.
Running until the 10th August you can catch a performance of Treatment, a play written and directed by Raymond Kym-Suttle. A dark comedy about the drama that comes with having a family the tagline reads, ‘Time to teach an old dad new tricks. If you’ve got family, you’ll relate.’
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here. General admission is £10 in advance.The Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, SW5 0LJ 020 7835 2301