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The Gore in Kensington Relaunches Its Historic Bar 190

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Nov 8, 2021

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Destinations / Europe

A quintessential British establishment since 1892, The Gore London, a luxury boutique hotel, relaunched its Bar 190, an original Victorian wood-paneled room with the bar at center stage and a cocktail list that is a contemporary take on The Gore’s past and present.


The cocktail menu begins with Miss Ada and Miss Fanny, which celebrates the hotel’s Grand Beginning in 1892. A twist on the classic Club Cocktail from that year that used vacuum-distilled, 18th-century liquorice and vermouth, it’s named for two sisters, Fanny and Ada Cooke, who founded The Gore in 1892. This feature cocktail will be regularly updated to introduce events and personalities that played a significant role in The Gore’s history.


The remaining 10 signature cocktails include The 1738 Martini, Sailor’s Sour and A Cold Day in Queen’s Gate, a flaming take on a Hot Toddy. The others are:


  • English Afternoon with Chapel Down Bacchus Gin, Cointreau, Earl Grey Tea, English lavender, rose, lemon juice and agave-infused rosemary


  • Toasted Sesame Smoked Old Fashioned with Sesame Oil Washed Eagle Rare 10 YO Bourbon, brown sugar, Angostura bitters and smoke


  • Fanny Murray with The Botanist Gin, Lychee Liqueur, grapefruit, lime, rose, cardamom bitters and Mrs Better’s Miraculous Foamer


  • NLL Collins with Salcombe Distilling Co. New London Light 0.5% ABV, Merchant’s Heart Hibiscus Tonic and lemon


Bar 190 is solidified in London rock and roll history. The Rolling Stones used it for the launch and photoshoot for its 1968 album “Beggar’s Banquet.”


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