Hayman's Gin Supper Club Sydney

Hayman’s Gin Supper Club pops up at The Lord Dudley

Gin fans, this one’s for you. Anglophiles, line up. Pub lovers, take note. Hayman’s Gin Supper Club is popping up at the Lord Dudley for the month of October.

The Lord Dudley, in Woollahra, is one of Sydney’s oldest and best English-style pubs. Who better then to host Hayman’s Gin, run by fifth-generation distillers? The popup features a British menu paired with cocktails featuring Hayman’s Gin.

Hayman's Gin Supper Club Sydney

The jaw-dropping part is the price. You can get an entrée + cocktail for $25, a main + cocktail for $40, or, with the Supper Club Special, an entrée, a main and two cocktails — all for a mere $60.

The night of the launch, selected media arrived at the Lord Dudley in a fleet of authentic black cabs from the London Cab Company. The pub itself feels like stepping back in time — all beautiful wood, historic framed photos, and the cosy feel of the best sorts of British bars.

Hayman's Gin Supper Club Sydney

Upstairs, fifth-generation distiller James Hayman took us through a gin tasting. While I don’t normally go for a G&T, I was quickly disavowed of my aversion once we started pairing the smooth gins with different flavours of tonic water. Who knew that could make such a huge difference?

The Hayman’s Gin Supper Club takes place in the revamped basement dining area. Past an Instagram-worth setup of flowers, botanicals, oranges, and gin, we took our places and got ready to sample the menu.

Hayman's Gin Supper Club Sydney

 

Each course is paired with a different cocktail. I recommend going with a friend or partner and ordering one of each starter and main so you can get the full experience. The menu is as follows:

Cured Salmon | Recommended Cocktail: Hayman’s French 75
Pork & Veal Country Terrine | Recommended Cocktail: Hayman’s Negroni
Panfried Sand Whiting | Recommended Cocktail: Hayman’s Mediterranean Spritz
Mirrool Creek Lamb Rump | Recommended Cocktail: Hayman’s Sloe & Lemon Tonic
Hayman's Gin Supper Club Sydney
The entire experience is to die for. You have your beautiful English pub serving authentic English fare, all the while showcasing an amazing family-owned gin. At bargain prices, it’s imperative that you book yourself into the Hayman’s Gin Supper Club at The Lord Dudley while you can!
– Theresa
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Theresa has lived in the U.K. twice and has a soft spot for all things British.

Hayman’s Gin Supper Club
The Garden Restaurant, The Lord Dudley Hotel

236 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW

Dates: 1 – 31 October 2017
Bookings: 02 9327 5399 or www.lorddudley.com.au
Pricing: Entrée + cocktail for $25 | Main + Cocktail for $40
Supper Club Special: one entrée + one main + two cocktails for $60

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Dialogue PR.
Image credit: Dialogue PR.
 
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