NEW VENUE: Cahoots Ticket Hall & Control Room has officially opened…

By | Cahoots, News

In October 2019, we expanded our subterranean 1940s bar, Cahoots, with two new unique spaces located right next door on Kingly Street – Cahoots Ticket Hall & Control Room! Inspired by an abandoned train station, The Ticket Hall pays tribute to what previously lay there, with a giant station clock, old split-flap timetables and fading train maps and vintage advertisements peeling off the wall. Hidden beneath the Ticket Hall sits the Control Room. Head down the ‘danger’ marked staircase and into what was once an ‘out-of-bounds’ area for all passengers, that has been transformed into an industrial, quirky speakeasy-style bar, perfect for entertaining and throwing illicit shindigs! Scroll down for a sneak peek into the new venue, or find out more and book a table here.

Mr Fogg’s Tavern wins ‘Best Pub of the Year’ in London Lifestyle Awards

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We are very proud to announce that Mr Fogg’s Tavern has come first place for ‘Best Pub in London’ in the London Lifestyle Awards 2019! Inspired by Phileas Fogg’s fictional travels around the world, our Victorian-style pub in Covent Garden is famous for its lively atmosphere, draft beers & ales, hearty lunches and our Instagrammable seasonal flower displays.

Our 80s-themed Chelsea nightclub, Maggie’s, has also won ‘Runner-Up Best Late-Night Venue’ and Mr Fogg’s won overall ‘Runner-Up Best Venue’ for all six venues!

Find out more about each venue here:

Mr Fogg’s Tavern

Mr Fogg’s

Maggie’s

WANT TO OWN THIS BAR?

By | Cahoots, Insiders News, News

Ever dreamed of owning your own bar?

If you love gin and all things ‘40s, apply for the role of a lifetime at our new Cahoots Ticket Hall & Control Room and you could take home the opening week’s profits – in CASH! 

Four years after the opening of the original Cahoots, the Scoundrels are taking over the rest of the disused train station, turning the Ticket Hall & Control Room into an illicit and immersive 1940s cocktail bar this November. To help them get the ground running, we’re looking for a quick-witted and talented ‘owner’ to take over the venue for the opening week! Should you be lucky enough to be the ‘chosen owner’, you will be in charge of planning and hosting their very own launch party, on the house! This means you will have the power to:

  • Help create a Tanqueray No. TEN gin cocktail that you can then enjoy on the house FOREVER!
  • Select the top-drawer talent that will perform at your LAUNCH PARTY!
  • Take home the entire first week’s profits – in CASH!
  • Have your name on a permanent plaque inside the Ticket Hall & Control Room.
  • Indulge in a food-tasting before selecting your menu choices.
  • Choose which glad rags the Scoundrel staff will be dressed in.
  • Receive an exclusive personalised bottle of Tanqueray No. TEN gin, with your name on it!

Click here to apply for ‘ownership’ on the Cahoots website today! Applications close on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at midnight.

Cahoots & Mr Fogg’s at Cocktails in the City Summer 2019

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We are delighted to announce that Cahoots are the overall runner-up winners at Cocktails in the City Summer 2019! On the 12th and 13th of July, our Cahoots Scoundrels served up refreshing Tanqueray No. TEN tipples and Negroni-infused ice creams at our 1940s seaside-themed stand that won us ‘Best Stand’ in the competition! Guests enjoyed the sunshine whilst dabbling in lots of seaside fun and games from the 1940s, including Hook a Duck and Coconut Shy (or, in this case, Grapefruit Shy for a chance to win a G&T!).

This year for our Mr Fogg’s stand, we brought the Italian Riviera to Cocktails in the City, inspired by Phileas J. Fogg’s stop-off at Brindisi in Italy on his journey around the world. Decked with a beautiful lemon-filled fountain and a rowing boat for the perfect photo opportunity, Mr Fogg’s resident explorers served delicious O’ndina Gin cocktails and the classic Italian summertime cocktail, the Sgroppino – a refreshing blend of lemon sorbet, Prosecco and O’ndina gin!

CAHOOTS

MR FOGG’S

And the ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ in The Cateys Awards goes to…. Inception Group!

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We are thrilled to announce that Inception Group have WON ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ in The Cateys Awards 2019, held at the magnificent Grosvenor House – our second award this year for Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration’s viral launch campaign! Since 1984, the prestigious Cateys awards have been well-established as ‘a celebration of all that’s great in UK hospitality’, recognising innovative brands from hotels and restaurants to pubs and bars across the UK.

Up against the likes of M Restaurant and Marriott Hotel, the launch campaign for Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration was a campaign that went viral, advertised as the ‘best job in the world’ with over 10,000 people applying for the chance to travel across the world in the footsteps of the fictional Phileas J. Fogg from Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. It received worldwide media attention and included strategic social media and marketing campaigns before opening the venue.

Cahoots pop-up at The London Library…

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On Thursday 27th June, Cahoots popped up at The London Library! Our scoundrels served up Tanqueray No. TEN gin cocktails in the magnificent Reading Room, while guests explored the 1940s through fascinating artefacts and extracts from the Blitz, such as shrapnel-damaged books, images of the bombed library, war-time correspondence and newspapers relating to D-Day. Best-selling and prominent writers of the period attended the event, including the likes of Giles Milton, Joshua Levine, Lissa Evans, Rick Stroud and Tim Bouverie. Guests were also given the opportunity to enjoy guided group tours of the library, learning about its history as one of the world’s leading literary institutions founded in 1841.

Bunga Bunga pops up at the Queen’s Club…

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Bunga Bunga pops up at the Queen’s Club Tennis Championships once again in the annual Wimbledon warm-up, as the best tennis players from around the globe gather including the likes of Andy Murray.

Find the Bunga team at our Italian-style pop-up inside the members enclosure all week until Sunday 23rd June! Lounge on deck chairs and bean bags surrounded by potted lemon trees, jump into our Bunga-themed photo booth and try your hand at table tennis on our ping-pong table. The Bunga bar staff will be creating delicious ice-cold summer cocktails, including the must-have summer drink of 2019 – the refreshing and zesty Martini Fiero & Tonic! And for the first year, we’re serving up our well-renowned Bunga pizza from 5pm every day. Join us for Bingo on Tuesday from 7pm and the annual after-party with a live DJ on Thursday from 7pm… the ball’s in your court!

 

Sir Michael Palin talks at Mr Fogg’s Residence

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As part of our Mr Fogg’s Explorer Series, we were absolutely thrilled to have welcomed the incredible travel writer, Sir Michael Palin, to Mr Fogg’s Residence on Monday 8th April 2019! Guests enjoyed an evening of exclusive Tanqueray No. TEN gin libations, whilst listening to Palin’s extraordinary adventures around the world, including the Himalayas and the North Pole. We also gained an insight into the fascinating details of his BBC travel series ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, inspired by the fictional adventures of Phileas J. Fogg himself in Jules Verne’s nineteenth-century novel!

Cahoots WINS Cocktails in the City Spring 2019!

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We are extremely proud to announce that Cahoots has WON 1st place in Cocktails in the City 2019! Well done to Siri (Pop-Ups Events Manager), the Design Team, Marketing Team and the amazing bar staff at Cahoots for making the pop-up a huge success. Inspired by the Victory Gardens of post-war 1940s Britain, the Cahoots pop-up stand featured a delicious supply of The Botanist Gin cocktails, alongside up-cycled materials, edible cocktails, fruits, vegetables and our very own Foraging Station.

A massive thank you to everyone that has supported Cahoots and Mr Fogg’s in CITC 2019. See below for photos from the event…