You’ll struggle to find a classier combination.
You might not necessarily have put Pimm’s and seafood together, but it’s actually where the quintessentially British drink originated from.
Mr James Pimm (who we all have to thank for our favourite Summer Cup), was a shell-fishmonger and entrepreneur who owned a chain of popular Oyster bars in the City of London during the 1840s. It is said that Pimm started blending his No. 1 Cup in his restaurants within this time.
Nowadays, we’re usually found sipping our Pimm’s during a picnic or at a rooftop bar, but right now we’re celebrating the original spirit of the brand’s heritage with The Wright Brothers and Pimm’s No.6 summer partnership.
Until the end of August, the Wright Bros, Spitafields, Soho and Battersea London restaurants will be exclusively listing Pimm’s No.6 and Tonic on their menus. restaurants will be exclusively listing Pimm’s No.6 and Tonic on their menus. The newly relaunched serve is perfectly paired with Fentimans Botanical or Grapefruit tonic. Unlike Pimm’s No.1, which is gin based, Pimm’s No.6 is vodka based with a lighter, slightly crisper flavour.
The Wright Bros are the people behind a collection of seafood restaurants dotted around the capital. They first launched an oyster bar in 2002 with the idea of making the fancy dish accessible for everyone. The two brothers were determined to get rid of the idea that oysters were only for a select group of people, and approached some of the best chefs in the market to help them launch their business. Soon after, they decided to open their own oyster farm, before branching out into five different locations to offer Londoners some delicious picks.
Here’s where to find your nearest restaurant.
Enjoy your oysters and Pimm’s No.6, but please drink responsibly.
Head on over to @PimmsGB to learn more about Pimm’s No.6 and Tonic.