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.
A little about Redh
The beautiful Edwardian Post Office building in West Street, Haslemere is the official hub of Redh (Real English Drinks House). The building has been transformed to feature a bar/cafe, shop and (as an added bonus) the new and upgraded Post Office counter!
Our Post Office and shop is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm. Our bar and coffee shop is open 9am-5.30pm Monday to Wednesday, and 9am-11pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are closed on Sunday.
We have a selection of simple yet delicious platters available, as well as many more locally produced dishes. See our full menu here.
We bring a slightly edgy vibe to the town, which is why we’ve aimed to stay on trend with the building décor and style. Think natural and raw, yet contemporary.
As a brand, Redh is working extremely hard to keep our eco-footprint to a minimum, reducing food miles, cutting back on the use of plastics and recycling/upcycling wherever we can.
Don’t forget we welcome furry doggy friends (as well as their owners!) six days a week, all day every day, until closing time.
The Redh team are really looking forward to welcoming you. Come and browse, sip on something new, maybe even buy a stamp - but most importantly, have a drink with us!
This is a super-hoppy, dense and intense, tootie-fruity, mouth-watering New England IPA. It's vegan-friendly too!
This generously hopped, deep gold American pale ale has a creamy, foamy head.
A craft keg New England IPA. Deliberately cloudy with a vast hop infusion for aroma but subtle bitterness. vegan.
Brewed cool with Czech Saaz hops and matured sub zero for weeks to create a crisp, floral, spicy lager with a lingering finish. Gluten free.
The big malt base of this amber ale acts as a great foundation to a storm of modern and traditional hops yielding powerful bitterness, huge aroma and long satisfying finish. A true Session IPA Gluten free.
Strawberry Garden Cider is made entirely from donated community apples, 100% fresh apple juice, naturally fermented and matured for six months. Blended with natural strawberry juice.
Sessionable, with tropical aromas from mosaic and Amarillo hops, this is a juicy pale ale with a bitter, balanced finish.
Blonde is a crisp organic lager with a fresh flavour. A traditionally brewed craft brew with a firm body and a luxuriant head.
A West Coast dry IPA, golden in colour with hoppy grapefruit, peach and mango flavours and a subtle bitterness.
A double IPA, very malty and hoppy with bittersweet grapefruit and mango flavours.
A tribute to American West Coast pale ales. Mango, lychee and grapefruit flavours on a malt base, with a crisply bitter finish.
A light blonde beer made with simcoe and centennial hops, hoppy with a citrussy flavour.
A pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas, made with oats and caramel barley. Malty with grapefruit and apricot notes.
A hoppy, bitter beer, very citrusy, crisp and refreshing.
A classic blonde beer, clean and crisp. There's a floral hop aroma, while the pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish.
A traditional dry best bitter from this Petworth-based brewery.
This light, crisp, punchy beer is easy drinking with light floral and citrus flavours.
Intensely hopped with modern bold varieties to give a big aroma with balancing bitterness.
Real English Gin is hand crafted in the beautiful Blackdown National Park on the Weyborne Estate. Produced in small batches using a traditional wood-fired still and the estate's own spring water.
Tasting Notes: Spring Water, Juniper, citrusy lemon zest, fennel, coriander seed and clove.
Sandhills Gin is uniquely distilled with juniper and coriander in a copper pot and nine individually cold distilled botanicals including Honey, Gorse Flower, Tasmanian Pepperberry, Douglas Fir Pine Needles, Yuzu and Black Cardamom.
Real English Vodka is so special we’ve started sipping it on the rocks… The Weyborne spring water and artisan distilling process makes it the smoothest we’ve ever tasted. If you prefer a longer drinking experience, it mixes to perfection with a slice of lime and old fashioned lemonade.
Mermaid Gin is a hand-made, small-batch gin using 10 botanicals that are meticulously sourced for quality and carefully blended to create a smooth, fresh and complex flavour profile. Locally foraged rock samphire and elderflower, fresh citrus zest from Sicilian lemons and Grains of Paradise are complemented by Boadicea hops grown in the local botanical gardens at Ventnor, English coriander from Sussex, orris root, angelica root, liquorish root, and juniper.
Jarrold's London Dry is produced in small batches using a quality British grain distilled alcohol. Only 7 botanicals are added: Juniper, Persian Limes, grains of paradise, corriander, angelica, cardamom and calamus finally adding local water. This gin creates a very smooth and perfectly balanced drink.
Handcrafted using tradtional methods and distilled with natural mineral water filtered through the very chalk Downs which surround Chilgrove; this fine London Dry Gin marries the finest Sussex-grown botanicals together with a neutral spirit distileed from grapes. It is this unusual relationship which gives Chilgrove Gin it's sophisticated character, whilst the perfectly balanced selection of flavours, truly make it the gin for all seasons.
Blushing monkey pink gin is The Gin Kitchen's own take on the on trend pink spirit. A gin that is rich with juniper and beautifully floral notes, with a delicate sweet fruit taste. Achieved by macerating Gutsy Monkey with a handful of sweet black grapes! When tonic is poured into the transluscent Blushing Monkey almost magically the drink turns into pearlescent pink. The best way to serve is to add tonic first so the gin creates a pink, fluffy cloud!
This fabulous Portsmouth Dry Gin was created after the owners moved into the ancient monument of Fort Cumberland and discovered that there were several very exciting botanicals growing on site. After several different combinations, each with the local botanicals and other more usual gin flora, they settled on the recipe for Fort Gin. It is an exquisite blend of key botanicals, the three growing locally and in the gin are Elderflower, Gorse Flower and Sea Radish. This intricate mix gives a rich full flavour, with a lovely floral bouquet. It is silky smooth on the palate leaving you with a warmth as you swallow
With enticing notes of fragrant English orchard fruits, white chocolate, nougat, toasted hazelnuts and brioche, Wiston Estate’s Cuvée 2009 shows impressive depth and complexity, whilst retaining Wiston’s signature precision and elegance. Made from a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, this wine displays a delightful creaminess on the finish and is drinking beautifully now, yet also has great ageing potential.
With layers of honey, truffle, white peach, lemon zest, danish pastry and crushed oyster shells, this multi award-winning Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2010 is gloriously elegant and complex, with a finish that just keeps going on and on.
When Fitz decided to make an English Sparkling wine they wanted to create a point of difference in the market. They chose to use the Charmat method, a production technique favoured by many Italian and German producers of quality sparkling wine, they were able to produce a different style of wine giving a more fruit driven, easy drinking and approachable style.
Aromatics of Elderflower,Brioche and green Apples. Crisp with light acidity and slight earthiness coming through on the palate. Smooth and rounded finish with long lasting mousse.