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The magical world of juniper, the core ingredient of gin

Here at Sub 13 we love gin, but what is it that separates this delicious liquor from the competition? The answer is, of course, juniper. If you have been lucky enough to scale the ragged heights of the peak district, or the unkempt hills of highland Scotland you’ve...

The Mojito – history of a Cuban classic

In celebration of International Mojito Day, here is a little bit of history behind one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Of the three classic cocktails that use mint, the Mojito is easily the most popular, in fact we sold over 50,000 of them last year and...

From our G&T Collection: Portobello Road Gin

This week we would like to show you another of our gin collection G&T twists – made with the awesome Portobello Road Gin. The Portobello Road Story The guys behind The Ginstitute, Ged Feltham, Jake Burger and Paul Lane crated Portobello Road Gin. This Mecca for...

Happy World Cocktail Day

The 13th May is an auspicious date in the cocktail calendar because it is World Cocktail Day! We couldn’t let this monumental day pass without delving slightly into the history of the cocktail. It was on this day in 1806 that the first printed usage of the word...

Happy Cosmopolitan Day!

This Sunday is National Cosmopolitan Day, so to celebrate here is a little bit of history behind this iconic cocktail. A true modern classic, and favourite tipple of the Sex and the City girls, the Cosmopolitan as we know it came into being in the 90s, although...

A twist on a Hendricks and tonic from the Sub 13 gin collection

We love Hendricks at Sub 13, but how about a delicious twist on a Hendrick’s and tonic from our new Sub 13 Gin Collection? Let us show you… We’re not alone in loving Hendrick’s it would seem, it is our second best selling gin here at Sub 13 and it is...

Proud to be Bath Life Awards winner… Again!

We’re very proud to have been voted Bath’s best cocktail bar at this year’s Bath Life Awards, the fourth time we have won this accolade and the only company ever to have won four times! As usual the winners were announced at a black tie awards ceremony hosted by the...

An exciting announcement at Sub 13

Phase two of the work at Sub 13 is progressing nicely, and we are very close to announcing something very exciting! The two ground floor rooms above Sub 13 have been gutted, the old plaster and wallpaper removed and traditional lime plaster lovingly re-applied by some...

Seedlip Gin – perfect for lighter and non-alcoholic cocktails!

We love all things gin here at Sub 13, and we’re also recognising that many people are looking for lighter cocktails and even (ahem!) non-alcoholic cocktails! One fantastic product that we have just listed as part of our new Gin Collection here at Sub 13 is called...

January renovations – the inside story!

January is a month of resolutions and fresh starts, and at Sub 13 we are no different. Our resolution for 2017 is no different to normal: be better than ever. But our fresh start is a little more serious than normal. We have big plans for 2017, including a...