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Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery is docking soon…

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Our biggest Fogg’s venue yet, Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery will be opening in the heart of the City. Pulling inspiration from Mr Fogg’s Indian wife, Aouda, the venue pays homage to the beauty of her Indian culture. Upstairs will feature The Maritime Club – a sophisticated, elegant area featuring both nautical and Indian decorative touches. Guests can also enjoy exotic flavours and ingredients aboard a life-size version of the Rangoon Steamer, complete with beautiful curtained compartments. Downstairs is where the crew play havoc, as precious cargo is unearthed and the floor is transformed into a speakeasy-style bar.

Hidden away downstairs will be The Engine Room. Here, below deck, is where the crew will play havoc, as precious cargo and stowaways are unearthed and the floor is transformed into a raucous speakeasy-style bar with live entertainment. Next to this, will feature The Distillery – an industrial beauty and a vision of Victorian innovation. This fully-functioning machine will create Mrs Fogg’s very own gin elixir.

Docking soon at Broadgate Circle, be one of the first to experience Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery…

Apply for the World’s Most Desirable Job…

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Ever dreamed of travelling around the globe and being paid to do so? Apply for the ultimate dream job, for the chance to travel around the world for free…

We are delighted to announce the expansion of the Mr Fogg’s Collection! Opening on 14th of September on The Strand, will be Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration. Our fifth addition to the Mr Fogg’s brand will feature the Orient Express, Map Room, Library and more, where adventurers and like-minded folk can enjoy an impressive selection of worldly libations. To celebrate the opening of our new venue, we will be sending two lucky people around the world!

Partnering up with Bombay Sapphire to offer the job position of a lifetime, one successful candidate and their travelling companion will follow in the adventurous footsteps of Phileas J. Fogg himself. Inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, the explorers will travel across the globe from Bombay to Hong Kong, Paris to New York, Japan to San Francisco, and many more… Responsible for collecting botanicals and necessary items along the way, the adventurers are required to return to London within 80 days, ready to be the first to create their very own ‘Around the World Cocktail’ at Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration!

If you believe you are up to the task, please apply here: www.mr-foggs.com/around-the-world/

Cocktails in the City Summer 2018

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We are excited to announce that Cahoots and Mr Fogg’s will be participating in ‘Cocktails In the City Summer 2018’!

The nation’s leading cocktail event brings together cocktail lovers and the country’s best bars all under one roof, taking place on 3rd – 4th August in the picturesque Bedford Square Gardens. Representing the Mr Fogg’s brand will be a stand in the form of Mr Fogg’s Potting Shed, whilst the Cahoots stand will be styled as a 1940s summer picnic. Guests will be able to choose from three delectable cocktails from each bar.

Using Oxley Gin, the wonderful Mr Fogg’s concoctions will include: ‘Britain in a Bottle’ and ‘A Rare Rose’. The delicious Cahoots cocktail selection will be made using Ketel One and will consist of the ‘Picnic Plonk’ and ‘Summer Swigger’. Non-alcoholic cocktails will also be available – ‘Fogg’s Sobering Sojourn’ at the Mr Fogg’s stand and ‘The Blighty Buzz’ at Cahoots!

Maggie’s Pop-Up at The Mini Masters

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On Friday 20th July, Maggie’s popped up at golf’s biggest summer party – The Mini Masters! Held at Dukes Meadow Golf Club in Chiswick, the much-anticipated charity event transforms the par-3 course into a golfing fun park filled with cocktails, celebrities, music and more. Maggie’s partnered with Grey Goose to serve deliciously refreshing summer cocktails, including Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz. The cocktails were served from our bright pink pop-up tent, complete with a live DJ, deck chairs, Rubik’s Cube tables and (of course) 80s music! Better still, all proceeds from The Mini Masters go to charity Leuka, which supports life-saving research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia.

 

 

Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals has bloomed!

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Imagine a place filled entirely with flora and fauna collected from all over the world. A place created solely with the adventurous in mind…

We are very excited to announce that the doors to Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals have officially opened! Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, guests are invited to cast their eyes upon the vast collection of flora and fauna that Mr Fogg acquired on his many trips around the globe. The bright and spacious bar is spread across two floors, serving cocktails and light bites inspired by strange and exotic botanicals and plant life. Featuring ‘The Language of Flowers’ menu, guests can sit back and enjoy botanical-inspired cocktails upstairs by reservation. Or, for those after a more casual tipple, the downstairs welcomes one and all to walk-in and requires no reservations.

Be one of the first to experience Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals at 48 Newman Street, Fitzrovia!

Bunga Bunga at Queens!

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This summer it was game, set, match for Bunga Bunga, as we popped up at the internationally renowned Queens Club. The Bunga Enclosure became the perfect player’s lounge, with an Italian courtyard, miniature tennis tables and of course a good dose of tongue-in-cheek decor. Guests could sit back and relax, in between watching the pros. Partnering with Grey Goose we had a selection of refreshing signature serves, such as the Grey Goose Le Grandissimo Fizz.

Take a look yourself below…

Casa Bonita Pop-Up!

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We are very excited to announce that we have launched a Latin-inspired pop-up in the heart of Carnaby Soho until the end of 2018 – Casa Bonita!

Open every day until 1am, we will be serving delicious tequila, rum and cachaça cocktails, Mexican-style street food and Latin American vibes. Offering indoor seating and outdoor spaces, soak up the sun or cosy up inside while listening to a Latin mix of Reggaeton, Cuban Hip Hop and Brazilian beats. And what’s more, The Casa will be showing live screenings of all The World Cup and Wimbledon games throughout the summer!

Perfect for private parties or corporate meetings with a twist, Casa Bonita will also be available for private hire accommodating up to 140 guests.

Company Conference 2018 – Barcelona

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In May 2018, Inception Group’s managers and head office escaped London and boarded the plane to Barcelona for our annual conference trip.

Reflecting on a successful year, we gathered to discuss 2017’s achievements, areas for improvement and our exciting future plans! In true Inception style, the group divided into teams for our annual group challenge, involving a series of team-building tasks around the city while gaining inspiration from Spanish culture. It was certainly a day to remember – from competing in a paella cook-off at The Paella Club, to searching for a mystery door hidden in the back-streets of Barcelona!

After two days packed with adventurous, memorable and motivational activities, the company trip was the perfect way to share key messages and bring colleagues together from different departments and venues.

Mr Fogg’s WINS Cocktails in the City 2018!

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After Barts and Cahoots were crowned winners of Cocktails in the City 2017, we are extremely proud to announce that Mr Fogg’s WINS Best Overall Bar at Cocktails in the City 2018!

Serving delicious Roku gin libations, the Mr Fogg’s stand at One Marylebone boasted eccentric artefacts inspired by Mr Fogg’s travels around the world, alongside a feature wall decorated with flora and fauna to honour the upcoming launch of our new venue – Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals. Our team of scoundrels at Cahoots also participated in the event with a nautical-themed stand and delicious Brugal 1888 rum cocktails. A big thank you to everyone that supported both Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots in CITC 2018!

Three new Mr Fogg’s bars to open in 2018

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It’s a very exciting year for Inception Group as we prepare to double the amount of venues currently under the Fogg’s brand, with three opening this year alone. The first, ‘blooming’ around June, is Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals – a bright, spacious bar, bedecked in flora and fauna and housing Mr Fogg’s vast collection of botanicals acquired on his many trips around the globe.

The second will be opening its doors around September in the heart of the City, in Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street. It will be a twist on the Mr Fogg’s brand, called Mrs Fogg’s, and is a tribute to Mr Fogg’s wife Aouda who originated from India. The venue will incorporate touches of India, reflecting the culture both in its decor and in its menu; the bar will also serve delicious Indian small plates.

Then, in autumn, the exciting and highly experiential Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration will be opening in Bedford Street, Charing Cross – near the location where Mr Fogg initially set off on his journey around the world in 80 days. The Society of Exploration will be exactly that – a venue dedicated to exploring. It will focus on travel, housing a Map Room where guests can plan both short and long trips. It will also be taking guests on an exploration of the senses, with an exciting and unique drinks menu. And, hints of the impending industrial revolution will be largely prominent in the venue, with automated contraptions and an incredible cocktail creating machine.

Read more here: https://www.standard.co.uk