Redh in Haslemere, Surrey, (Real English Drinks House) is thrilled to introduce our head chef, Jack Cherriman. With our bar and café up and running with the best English drinks, including craft beers, artisan spirits and English sparkling wines, we turned our thoughts to our food offerings. We were lucky enough to find a chef with a wealth of expertise and experience, bags of enthusiasm, and a wonderful ever-changing hair colour.
Some drinks are prized for their quality and heritage. For example, if you’re a whisky drinker, then chances are you’ll put a lot of thought and discernment into your choice of distillery and the heritage of the drink. However, sadly gin and vodka tend not to have the same considered approach. Many people who enjoy a gin and tonic, or vodka and coke, are happy not to ask quite so many questions. For that reason, you may not know much about these two very popular drinks. So what’s the difference between gin and vodka? Here’s a quick overview that gives some answers.
No doubt about it, lager is the perfect thirst quencher as the weather picks up and you’re out with friends or watching your team. But don’t be boring and just stick to your regular brand without trying some of the exciting new types of lager on offer from us at Redh.
And now for the next in the series of profiles of Redh’s favourite UK drinks producers, we turn to the world of sparkling wine, and renowned West Sussex company, Tinwood. Based just below the very scenic South Downs National Park, Tinwood are proud producers of some of the best Engish sparkling wines we’ve come across.
When you think gin, do you think English? British gin, and specifically English gin, has an evocative backstory that involves the clash of classes, the impact of technology, the adventure on the high seas and so on. Here’s a quick overview of the long and often tempestuous history of English gin.
Well done! At last, you’ve made it to the end of Dry January, and you’re feeling so much better for it. With any luck, you saved a bit of money and lost a few pounds, as well as gaining that slightly smug air of satisfaction at proving you could go without for a whole month. Or not. Or perhaps you didn’t quite get this far, and your resolutions were overturned before the Christmas tree was even dismantled. Either way, it’s okay. Let’s make February a time to celebrate anyway, as we go back to business as usual but with brand new motivation for the year ahead, in our drinking as well as in the rest of life.
Beer comes in all different types, and we don't usually stop to pay much attention to what goes into the making of the drink. However, we can definitely tell when we like one beer over another, and that's the point we might want to know what goes into our beer. So let's have a look at the main ingredients.
There's little to beat a crisp white wine at just the right moment. Whether you're looking for something light and breezy to drink on a spring lunchtime picnic, or a typical drink to accompany the fish or pasta dish at your upcoming dinner party, white wine is a firm favourite for socialising as well as a classic at the table. Here we'll take a look at some of the best white wines England has to offer, all available here at the Real English Drinks House. We think you'll want to stock up and give them all a try!
British beers come in many different styles and brands, but if you’re looking for the best, you can trust Redh to bring you the most worthy contenders. We pride ourselves on stocking only the sour beers we believe in and are happy to recommend to the most discerning sour beer drinkers. So here, in no particular order, is a range of the very best sour beers the UK has to offer, as well as one from slightly further afield!
Gin is the perfect versatile and social drink for experimenting with tastes and mixers, especially during the festive season. So many flavours and garnishes beyond the basic tonic lend themselves to creating all kinds of delicious blends. Here are just a few of our favourite craft gin mixers for you try whether you’re in the party mood, or planning a quiet night in with friends.