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Inception Group take over Studio 54 for their annual Christmas Party in January 2024!

By Inception Group, News
Dressed up in glitz & glam, the entire Inception Group team grooved the night away at STEREO Covent Garden on Monday 15th January. An electrifying live band, flowing drinks and a delicious food and mac & cheese station all made for an unforgettable night, marking the culmination of our hard work throughout 2023! Scroll down to see some of the incredible outfits of the night…

Mrs Fogg’s transformed into new Mr Fogg’s City Tavern

By Inception Group, Mr Fogg's, News
Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that, after an extensive refurbishment, Mrs Fogg’s in Liverpool Street has been transformed into the all-new Mr Fogg’s City Tavern.
Situated in the heart of Broadgate Circle, this eccentric Victorian-style tavern offers a selection of draught beers, punches, expertly crafted cocktails and traditional British pub grub. The City Tavern also hosts a lively brunch on Saturdays, alongside live screenings of key sports games throughout the year. Find out more HERE.
Welcoming work-dos, group bookings and large-scale private events, we are thrilled to offer two floors of unique spaces at Mr Fogg’s City Tavern. From a spacious outdoor area within Broadgate Circle and a luxurious Saloon Bar adjoining the main tavern, to a state-of-the-art karaoke system in the downstairs Luggage Room, explore our newest spaces available for private hire HERE.

Inception Group’s 15th site to launch in Borough Market…

By Inception Group, Mr Fogg's, News
Exciting announcement! We are delighted to share the news of our latest venture in the heart of Borough Market. Situated at 20 Stoney Street, SE1, this remarkable addition will mark Inception Group’s 15th site.
Charlie Gilkes, our co-founder, couldn’t contain his excitement: “We have just finalized the lease for this incredible site, brimming with character and nestled within an old railway arch. Located at the heart of Borough Market, we have ambitious plans to introduce an original and unforgettable bar concept to this renowned destination.”
Stay tuned as we will reveal the proposed concept and name for 20 Stoney Street later this year!

Launching Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club this July…

By Inception Group, Mr Fogg's, News
We are thrilled to announce our latest addition to The Mr Fogg’s Collection on Soho’s Great Chapel Street – The Hat Tavern & Gin Club! Bookings are now open from Wednesday 5th July.
Found opposite the renowned Henry Heath’s Hat Factory, you’ll find The Hat Tavern on the ground floor with exquisite bar snacks, alongside an impressive selection of draught beers, ales, punches and expertly crafted cocktails. Beneath, discover our secretive Gin Club, which will house Mr Fogg’s vast collection of fine gins and hats of all shapes and sizes.
Find out more about our second Mr Fogg’s site in Soho HERE.

Inception Away Day 2023

By Inception Group, News
This May, sixty of Inception Group’s managers headed to Athens, Greece, and embarked on our annual conference. As well as reflecting on key achievements of the past year, we identified areas for improvement and outlined our exciting future plans! True to Inception’s spirit, the group split into teams to participate in our annual group challenge, which involved engaging in team-building tasks throughout the city, drawing inspiration from Greek culture. After two action-packed days, brimming with adventure, unforgettable moments and inspirational experiences, the company trip served as a perfect platform to communicate key messages and foster connections between colleagues from different departments and venues.

Watch Mr Fogg shaking a cocktail on the slopes

By Inception Group, News
Introducing our latest activation for Mr Fogg’s with Grey Goose! Travel via your taste buds to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, with a cocktail invented by Phileas J. Fogg himself whilst skiing and shaken 2000m high on the snowy slopes, upon one of his alpine adventures.
This invigorating Grey Goose Martini cocktail has been inspired by the glorious snow-capped peaks, from the crisp mountain air to the woody scent of the alpine forests, designed to awaken the senses.
‘A Sip of the Alps’ is currently available to try at selected Mr Fogg’s venues, served from a beautiful chilled Aspinal flask! Find out more HERE.

Best Pub/Bar Company Award 2023

By Inception Group, News
We are delighted to announce that Inception Group has won ‘Best Pub/Bar Company Award’ at the highly coveted MCA Retailers’ Retailer Awards, as voted by our industry peers. Shortlisted amongst the likes of Fullers and Greene King, each award is voted for by all the major hospitality industry leaders and we couldn’t be prouder to have received such fantastic recognition.
A huge thank you to everyone for playing a part in helping us achieve this award, from the support office to our on-site staff – it’s one big team effort!

Mr Fogg’s Pawnbrokers: Now Open!

By Mr Fogg's, News
We are delighted to announce that our new Victorian Pawnbrokers will officially be opening this Wednesday 22nd February, welcoming walk-ins and taking bookings every Wednesday to Sunday – and opening seven days a week very soon.
Located on Soho’s Dean Street, Mr Fogg’s Pawnbrokers exhibits an extraordinary display of unique artefacts collected from around the world. Discover a brand new signature cocktail menu in our THREE unique spaces: The Pawnbrokers Counter, The Strong Room and The Textiles Room. Bookings and all information can be found HERE.

Inception Christmas Party at Ballie Ballerson

By News
We had a BALL at this year’s annual Christmas & Awards Party! On Monday 9th January, all teams across Inception Group, from bar staff to the support office, came together at the wonderful Ballie Ballerson. We celebrated each venue with a well-deserved awards cerem0ny and partied the night away with a bright & colourful dress code, live DJ, fiery cocktails and two ball pits.
For a sneak peek of all the fun and to see some outrageously colourful outfits, press play on the video below!


Launching our first Mr Fogg’s site in Soho this February…

By Mr Fogg's, News

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest addition to The Mr Fogg’s Collection – Mr Fogg’s Pawnbrokers! Find out more HERE.

Located at 50 Dean Street, this adventurous new Soho cocktail bar will be the mysterious Victorian ‘pawn shop’ of Phileas Fogg’s wayward half-brother, Frank Fogg. Made up of three spaces – The Pawnbrokers Counter, The Strong Room and The Textiles Store – it will exhibit an extraordinary collection of eccentric cocktails, cabinets of second-hand curiosities and peculiar pledged possessions collected from around the world. Bookings are now open from Wednesday 22nd February HERE.

We look forward to welcoming you to our very first Mr Fogg’s site in Soho!