Winter 2020

Cocktail Lounge Menu

Welcome to The Cocktail Lounge at Sopwell House.

FOOD

(12noon - 9.30pm)

  • FOOD

    SMALL BITES
    Warm Smoked Ham Hock & Chorizo Croquette, chive mayonnaise (CE, DA, EG, GL, MU, SD - 5.50
    Mediterranean Olives (VE) (SD) - 3.50
    Crispy Squid, aioli (EG, GL, MO, SD) - 5.50
    Hummus & Flatbreads (VE) (GL, SD, SS) - 4.50

    SOUP OF THE DAY WITH ARTISAN BREAD - 6.50
    Please ask your waiter for the soup of the day and allergens

    SUPERFOOD SALAD (VE) (CE, NU, SD) - 8.50
    Kale, fennel, alfalfa, cucumber, quinoa, grilled corn, crushed avocado, citrus dressing, Cajun spiced nuts

    SOPWELL HOUSE BURGER (DA, EG, GL, MU, SD, SO) - 16.50
    8oz beef burger,  smoked Applewood cheddar, streaky bacon, chilli and red pepper jam & fries

    SOPWELL CLUB SANDWICH (DA, EG, GL, MU, SD, SO) - 13.50
    Grilled chicken breast, smoked streaky bacon, iceberg lettuce, mayonnaise, beef tomato & fries

    FALAFEL WRAP (VE) (GL, SD, SS) - 9.00
    Falafel, hummus, gherkin, cucumber, pickled red cabbage, tomato, iceberg lettuce & kettle crisps

    SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH (DA, FI, GL, MU, SD) - 9.95
    Open sandwich on pumpernickel bread and pickled cucumber, cream cheese, avocado & lime crush & kettle crisps

    CAESAR SALAD (CE, DA, EG, FI, GL, SD) - 11.50
    Baby gem lettuce, Caesar dressing, boiled egg, anchovies, parmesan, garlic croutons
    WITH GRILLED CHICKEN (DA) - 14.50
    WITH SMOKED SALMON (FI) - 13.50

    SUCCULENT ROAST  OF THE DAY IN A BRIOCHE ROLL - 13.50
    With garden salad & fries (Please ask your waiter for allergens)

  • DESSERTS

    BAILEYS CRÈME BRÛLÈE (DA, EG, GL, SD, SO) - 6.50
    Coffee Breton

    WHITE CHOCOLATE, BANANA & PECAN CHEESE CAKE (DA, EG, GL, NU, SO)  - 6.50
    Salted caramel sauce

    CLASSIC TIRIMISU (DA, EG, GL, NU, SD, SO) - 6.50
    Amaretti biscuits

Invisible Chips

Invisible chips is a Hospitality Action initiative set up to provide financial assistance to people in the hospitality industry facing poverty due to Covid-19 - Focused on keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table for those who have been hit hardest.

We are encouraging customers to buy a portion of invisible chips when they dine with us at the cost of £3.50.  The money from every portion sold is then donated to Hospitality Action. To find out more click  https://invisiblechips.org.uk/

DRINKS

(WW) Wine to Water is committed to supporting life and dignity for all through the power of clean water. When you buy a bottle of this wine, 50p is donated to keep clean water flowing. Visit www.winetowater.org to find out more. Thank you for your support.

  • COCKTAILS

    Our Cocktail List has been created with the history
    of Sopwell House in mind, let us take you on a journey
    from 1100 to today.
    Feel free to chat to our talented Bartenders, hear the
    stories of Sopwell, sample delicious concoctions and
    enjoy the lounge at its best.

    Looking for a classic?
    If your favourite cocktail is not on the list our
    Bartenders will happily craft it for you or recommend
    an alternative.

    ALL COCKTAILS 11.95

    1100
    This is the first time that the Sopwell Nunnery is mentioned in
    history. A place of refuge and rest amongst religious travellers.
    A thirst-quenching aperitif inspired by the birthplace of our
    historical building. A sparkling concoction of Prosecco, vodka
    and lychee purée with a sprinkle of rose petals.

    The Sipping Sopwell
    The name Sopwell apparently comes from the practice of nuns
    dipping crusts of bread into the water of the holy well, before
    offering to travellers on the way to the shrine of St Albans.
    Dark rum, Kahlua, gingerbread syrup and one shot of espresso
    served with homemade biscotti encrusted glass rim.

    King 'Old' Henry
    A grand cocktail fit for a King. Inspired by the finest of
    ingredients, this is an old fashioned with more than just a twist.
    Grand Marnier, orange bitters, orange and lemon peel, finished
    with Monkey Shoulder blended malt Scotch.

    Sir Ricky Lee
    Sir Richard Lee of Sopwell was the Commander of King Henry
    VII’s army. The ruins known as the current Sopwell Nunnery or
    Priory, set amongst acres of apple orchards, were in fact the
    ruins of Sir Richard Lee’s manor house. We took apples as
    the inspiration for this cocktail using vanilla infused vodka,
    Applejack and cloudy apple.

    1603
    Deeds from 1603 show a newly built property, ‘New Barns’,
    known today as Sopwell House. The cocktail is a refreshing
    celebratory aperitif, rhubarb bitter, rhubarb gin,
    lemon verbena syrup, topped with house Prosecco.

    Master Mason
    Edward Strong, known to have worked on St Paul’s Cathedral,
    leased and further developed Sopwell House. He was influential in
    the natural growth and beauty of the gardens where a healthy crop
    of herbs for medicinal purposes, cooking and personal hygiene
    were established. Mint was in abundance so we have taken this as
    inspiration for this cocktail. Muddle mint and grapefruit, rum and
    elderflower liqueur, topped with club soda.

    Sopwell Battenberg
    The cake was named in honour of the marriage of Princess
    Victoria, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, to Prince Louis of
    Battenberg in 1884. She then became Countess of Battenberg and
    later Princess of Battenberg and finally the family were known
    as the Mountbattens. We have taken the flavour profile from our
    signature Sopwell Battenberg cake and made it into a cocktail.
    Amaretto, orange and pistachio, a sour style cocktail.

    The Last Viceroy
    Lord Mountbatten, son of Louis of Battenberg and Princess
    Victoria, was the last Viceroy of India, as part of the East India
    Company. The title of Viceroy of India was abolished after India’s
    independence in 1947. Spice infused gin, Noilly Prat and lemon
    grass with a hint of star anise.

    The Daughter of the Earl
    In honour of Alice of Mountbatten, daughter of the late Earl of
    Mountbatten. Inspired by the understated lady of the house,
    known to have never used her noble title. Subtle flavours of
    peach and lavender syrup, suze liqueur with house peach
    bitters and finished with Champagne.

    The Greek Prince
    Alice Mountbatten married Prince Andrew of Greece and their son
    is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It is believed that the proposal
    of marriage was made within the grounds of Sopwell House.
    The best of both worlds, Greek ouzo with a dash of sloe gin,
    orange liqueur and cranberry.

    ABC
    The year Abraham Bejerano purchased Sopwell House, to
    later develop the property into the Sopwell House here today.
    Great care and sensitivity to the history of the building has
    been taken and Mr B, as he is lovingly known by his employees
    has a strong preference to a perfect green tea. Matcha green tea
    syrup, matcha green tea infused gin, honey, mint and
    a dash of ginger beer, finished with grated fresh ginger.
    Hot or cold... say goodbye to the hot toddy.

    The Cottonmill Egret
    Inspired by the new beautiful Spa, the Cottonmill egret is
    a playful cocktail of fresh lemon sour mix, Chambord and
    Stolichnaya vodka served over cotton candy with a
    Taittinger rosé float.

  • MARTINI COCKTAILS

    Served with Vodka or Gin, shaken, stirred or dirty with an
    olive or a twist. The choice is yours...

    EVERYDAY MARTINIS 11.95
    Gin - Gordons, Tanqueray
    Vodka - Absolut, Stolichnaya

    INDULGENCE IS A MARTINI 12.95
    Gin - Bombay, Hendricks
    Vodka - Ketle One, Chase

    AS GOOD AS IT GETS 14.95
    Gin - Sipsmith, Monkey 47
    Vodka - Grey Goose, Belvedere

  • MOCKTAILS

    SOPWELL PUNCH 8.50
    Refreshing combination of lemon and orange juice,
    dash of pineapple and topped with ginger ale.

    NOT JUST LEMONADE 8.50
    Muddled cucumber & sugar syrup, a pinch of
    smoked salt topped with Franklin lemonade.

    DRY ABC 8.50
    Matcha green tea, mojito mix, mint leaves and
    pineapple juice, served with fresh lime wedge.

  • CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE

    COTTONMILL PROSECCO, BRUT, IT
    125ml 8.50 | Bottle 43.95

    PROSECCO FANTINEL ‘ONE & ONLY’
    ROSATO, BRUT, IT
    125ml 11.00 | Bottle 47.50

    NV TAITTINGER BRUT RÉSERVE CHAMPAGNE, FR
    125ml 13.50 | Bottle 75.00

    NV TAITTINGER PRESTIGE ROSÉ, CHAMPAGNE, FR
    Bottle 89.00

    NV VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN
    YELLOW LABEL, CHAMPAGNE, FR
    Bottle 99.00

    LAURENT PERRIER CUVÉE ROSÉ, CHAMPAGNE, FR
    Bottle 139.00

    NV MAGNUM TAITTINGER BRUT RÉSERVE, FR 1500ML
    Bottle 135.00

    2002 DOM PÉRIGNON, CHAMPAGNE, FR
    Bottle 275.00

  • WHITE WINE

    LIGHT & CRISP

    PINOT GRIGIO BOTTEGA, FRUILI, IT
    175ml 8.25 | 250ml 12.00 | Bottle 29.95

    PICPOUL DE PINET, RESERVE MIROU
    SAINTE-ANNE, FR
    175ml 7.95 | 250ml 11.50 | Bottle 28.50

    GAVI DI GAVI LA TOLEDANA,
    DOMINI VILLA LANATA, IT
    Bottle 47.95

    ELEGANT & DISTINCTIVE

    VILLA MARIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
    CELLAR SELECTION, MARLBOROUGH, NZ
    175ml 9.75 | 250ml 14.50 | Bottle 41.00

    COLLIO SAUVIGNON BLANC, TENUTA
    SANT’ HELENA, FANTINEL
    Bottle 39.00

    FULL FLAVOURED & RICH

    KLEINE ZALZE VINEYARD SELECTION
    CHENIN BLANC, STELLENBOSCH, SA (WW)
    Bottle 30.00

    PULIGNY MONTRACHET, LOUIS JADOT, FR
    Bottle 120.00

  • RED WINE

    LIGHT, FRESH & JUICY

    TEKENA MERLOT, CENTRAL VALLEY, CH
    175ml 7.95 | 250ml 10.25 | Bottle 27.50

    VENUVA ORGANIC NERO D'AVOLO, SALENTO, PUGLIA, IT
    175ml 8.50 | 250ml 11.95 | Bottle 29.00

    BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES COMBE AUX
    JACQUES, LOUIS JADOT, FR
    175ml 9.50 | 250ml 13.25 | Bottle 37.95

    SPICY & SOPHISTICATED

    FEUDI SALENTINI, PRIMITIVO DEL SALENTO, IT
    175ml 9.25 | 250ml 12.50 | Bottle 34.95

    CÔTES DU RHÔNE, LES ABEILLES ROUGE,
    JEAN-LUC COLOMBO, FR (WW)
    Bottle 34.00

    FEDERALIST 1776 LODI ZINFANDEL,
    CALIFORNIA, USA
    Bottle 49.00

    INTENSE & FULL-FLAVOURED

    VIÑA POMAL RIOJA RESERVA, ES
    Bottle 45.00

  • ROSE WINE

    VINUVA PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ DELLE
    VENEZIE, IT
    175ml 8.50 | 250ml 10.50 | Bottle 29.50

    JEAN-LUC COLOMBO LES COLLINES AUX
    LAVANDES ROSÉ, MEDITERRANEE, FR
    Bottle 37.50

  • DESSERT WINE

    TORRES MOSCATEL ORO FLORALIS,
    CATALUNYA, ES (500ML)

    75ml 8.75 | Bottle 39.00

  • BEER, ALE & CIDER

    AMSTEL DRAUGHT 4.1% PINT 5.50

    BIRRA MORETTI DRAUGHT 5.0% PINT 6.75

    HEINEKEN 4.6% 330ml 4.75

    CURIOUS BREW LAGER 5.0% 330ml 5.50

    CURIOUS BREW IPA 4.2% 330ml 5.65

    GUINNESS 4.2% 330ml 5.25

    BULMERS ORIGINAL CIDER 4.5% 500ml 5.50

    BULMERS RED BERRIES 4.0% 500ml 5.90

    HEINEKEN 0.05% 330ml 4.00

  • REFRESHING SELECTION

    HENDRICK'S GIN 8.05
    Served with rose petals, cucumber juice and Franklin tonic water

    WARNER EDWARDS RHUBARB GIN 8.55
    Served with juniper berries, orange peel and Franklin tonic water

    PIMM'S NO.1 CUP & LEMONADE 10.50

    APEROL SPRITZ 11.50

  • APERITIFS

    APEROL 11.0% 50ml 4.25

    ABSINTHE 'LA FEE' 68.0% 50ml 13.25

    PIMM’S NO1 25.0% 50ml 4.75

    MARTINI (DRY, BIANCO, ROSSO) 15.0% 50ml 4.75

    PERNOD 45.0% 50ml 5.95

    CAMPARI 25.0% 50ml 4.75

    NOILLY PRAT 18.0% 50ml 4.75

  • VODKA

    ABSOLUT - SWEDEN 40.0% 25ml 4.75

    KETEL ONE 40.0% 25ml 5.25

    STOLICHNAYA - RUSSIA 40.0% 25ml 5.25

    BELVEDERE 40.0% 25ml 5.25

    GREY GOOSE L’ORIGINAL 40.0% 25ml 5.95

    CHASE POTATO VODKA - ENGLAND 40.0% 25ml 5.75

  • GIN COLLECTION

    GORDON’S - ENGLAND 37.5% 25ml 4.95

    TANQUERAY - ENGLAND 40.0% 25ml 4.95

    BOMBAY SAPPHIRE - ENGLAND 40.0% 25ml 5.25

    HENDRICK’S - SCOTLAND 41.4% 25ml 5.25

    TANQUERAY NO.TEN - ENGLAND 47.3% 25ml 5.25

    BEEFEATER PINK GIN - ENGLAND 37.5% 25ml 5.75

    WARNER EDWARDS - ENGLAND 37.5% 25ml 5.75

    TIPTREE ENGLISH RASPBERRY GIN 28.0% 25ml 6.75

    MONKEY 47 - GERMANY 47% 25ml 8.00

    SIPSMITH LONDON DRY - ENGLAND 41.6% 25ml 6.25

    SIDLIP GROVE DISTILLED NON ALCOHOLIC GIN - ENGLAND 0.00% 25ml 4.95

  • WHISKY & BOURBON

    CHIVAS REGAL BLENDED 12 - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 4.75

    JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 4.75

    JACK DANIEL'S TENNESSEE WHISKEY - USA 40.0% 25ml 4.95

    JACK DANIEL'S SINGLE BARREL - USA 45.0% 25ml 7.50

    MAKERS MARK BOURBON - USA 40.0% 25ml 4.95

    PENDERYN SINGLE MALT - WALES 46.0% 25ml 6.95

    JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY - IRELAND 40.0% 25ml 4.75

    GLENFIDDICH 12YO - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 5.50

    LAPHROAIG 10YO - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 6.25

    OBAN 14YO - SCOTLAND 43.0% 25ml 7.50

    HIBIKI HARMONY - JAPAN 43.0% 25ml 9.95

    JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 22.50

    DALMORE KING ALEXANDER III - SCOTLAND 40.0% 25ml 25.00

  • TEQUILA & PISCO

    DON JULIO SILVER 40.0% 25ml 5.95

    PISCO ABA 40.0% 25ml 5.95

    PATRON ‘ANEJO’ 40.0% 25ml 9.95

  • COGNAC, ARMAGNAC, GRAPPA

    TOSOLINI GRAPPA  40.0% 25ml 4.95

    COURVOISIER VS 40.0% 25ml 5.25

    COURVOISIER XO 40.0% 25ml 14.00

    REMY MARTIN VSOP 40.0% 25ml 7.50

    JANNEAU ROYAL XO 40.0% 25ml 11.50

    DELAMAIN PALE & DRY XO 40.0% 25ml 12.50

    HINE ANTIQUE XO PREMIERE CRU 40.0% 25ml 19.00

  • RUM & CACHACA

    HAVANA 3 37.5% 25ml 4.95

    HAVANA 7 40.0% 25ml 5.50

    PUSSERS SPICED RUM 35.0% 25ml 4.75

    MOUNT GAY RUM 1703 OLD CASK SELECTION 43.0% 25ml 6.95

    RON ZACAPA CENTENARIO 23 40.0% 25ml 8.50

    DIPLOMATICO ‘RESERVA EXCLUSIVA’ 40.0% 25ml 6.95

    CACHACA SAGATIBA 40.0% 25ml 4.95

     

  • LIQUERS & DIGESTIFS

    BAILEYS IRISH CREAM 17.0% 25ml 4.25

    TIA MARIA 20.0% 25ml 4.25

    KAHLUA 20.0% 25ml 4.25

    DISARONNO AMARETTO 28.0% 25ml 4.25

    MALIBU 21.0% 25ml 4.25

    SOUTHERN COMFORT 35.0% 25ml 4.25

    RICARD 45.0% 25ml 4.25

    GRAND MARNIER 40.0% 25ml 4.75

    BENEDICTINE 40.0% 25ml 4.95

    DRAMBUIE 40.0% 25ml 4.95

    SAMBUCA DE CESARI 38.0% 25ml 4.95

    JAGERMEISTER 18.0% 25ml 4.95

  • FORTIFIED

    REGENCY CREAM SHERRY 17.0% 50ml 4.50

    TIO PEPPE SHERRY, GONZALEZ BYASS, FINO, NV 15.0% 50ml 4.75

    BLADY’S DUKE OF CLARENCE, FULL RICH MADEIRA 19.0% 50ml 4.75

    NV DOW’S FINE TAWNY 19.0% 50ml 5.00

    DOW’S PORT LBV 19.0% 50ml 6.00

  • SOFT DRINKS

    DECANTAE MINERAL WATER STILL / SPARKLING 330ml 2.80 | 750ml 4.50

    FRUIT JUICE RANGE 250ml 3.25

    FRANKLIN & SONS MIXERS 200ml 2.80
    Natural Indian tonic, natural light tonic, original lemonade,
    original ginger ale, original ginger beer, Sicilian lemon tonic,
    Sparkling soda water

    FRANKLIN & SONS LEMON & ELDERFLOWER 275ml 3.75

    FRANKLIN & SONS CLOUDY APPLE & RHUBARB 275ml 3.75

    COCA-COLA, DIET COKE 200ml 2.80

    BOTTLEGREEN ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL 200ml 1.50

  • TEA & COFFEE

    ICED TEA & COFFEE

    UNSWEETEND LEMON ICE TEA 3.95

    BLENDED CINNAMON CHAI (DA) 4.25

    BLENDED ICE LATTE (DA, NU, SO) 4.95
    With choice of skimmed milk, lactose free milk, soya or almond alternatives

    TEA & COFFEE

    MACCHIATO (DA) 3.95

    CAPPUCCINO 3.95

    CAFFÉ LATTE (DA) 3.95

    AMERICANO 3.95

    ESPRESSO / DOUBLE ESPRESSO 2.75 / 3.95

    FILTERED COFFEE 3.95

    CAFFÉ MOCHA (DA) 3.95

    HOT CHOCOLATE WITH WHIPPED CREAM (DA) 3.95

    DECAFFEINATED COFFEE 3.95

    Almond, soya and skimmed milk are available upon request

    SPECIALITY COFFEE 8.50

    IRISH COFFEE
    Jameson whiskey, brown sugar, double cream, espresso

    FRENCH COFFEE
    Grand Marnier, cream, espresso, brown sugar

    CALYPSO COFFEE
    Tia Maria, double cream, brown sugar, espresso

    TEA SERVED BY THE POT PER PERSON 3.95
    Newby Teas and infusions offer definitive examples of the
    greatest teas, skillfully picked for unmatched freshness.

    Choose from the following specially selected loose leaf
    teas and infusions:
    Sopwell Signature English Blend, assam, darjeeling, hunan green, jasmine
    pearls, fujian oolong, earl grey, apple strudel, mango &
    strawberry, ginger & lemon, peppermint & chamomile.

ALLERGENS - (CE) Celery, (CR) Crustacean, (DA) Dairy, (EG) Eggs, (FI) Fish, (GL) Gluten, (LU) Lupin, (MO) Mollusc, (MU) Mustard, (NU) Nuts, (PE) Peanuts, (SD) Sulphur Dioxide, (SO) Soya, (SS) Sesame seeds.

(V) Vegetarian (VE) Vegan

VAT is included at the current applicable rate. Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your final bill.

Sopwell House is committed to using sustainable and ethical suppliers for all our produce.
The menu highlights the allergen ingredients within each dish; please note that dishes may still contain traces of allergens.
Please advise a member of the team before ordering if you have any food allergies, special dietary requirements or require further information on ingredients used in our dishes.
All prices are in £ sterling and are inclusive of prevailing VAT and a discretionary service charge of 10% will be added to your final bill.