Soft drinks are very much in vogue right now too and we create our own seasonal cordials to sit alongside our menus – meadowsweet, elderflower and sloe offer the taste of the English hedgerow, and further bolster our cocktail cabinet to regularly wow international guests.

Last but not least, beers are the bedrock of summer parties and the huge groundswell of urban microbreweries has raised the bar for the perennially popular pint. Tastings, beer flights and carefully curated local selections have all been big winners of late.