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In case you hadn’t heard, there is a new kid in town on the Birmingham cocktail scene and since it’s launch just a couple of months ago, The Botanist has quickly become one of the hotspots in the city. I have completely fallen in love with the earthy, antiquey feel of the place, so I caught up with general manager Julian Rose-Gibbs to find out a little bit more about Birmingham’s newest hit…
What three words would you use to sum up the vibe of The Botanist?
Vibrant, comfortable, different.
How is it different to anything else you can find on the Birmingham scene at the moment?
The Botanist is not like anything else in Birmingham. It has an eclectic and unique interior which brings the outside in with the décor and easily defined drinking and dining areas. The outside area and skylight add to the atmosphere and transport you to sunnier climes even if it is raining outside! We serve botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, alongside rotisserie inspired food, ensuring we cater for all tastes and occasions from a quick drink after work to a special occasion like a meal with a loved one.
Have you got any exciting events coming up over the summer?
We host live music every evening which adds to our relaxed atmosphere and provides entertainment for those who like to support local talent. Also, we have our quiz which takes place on Sunday 28th June and is going to be a really fun event so we hope people come and join in. Those wanting to attend simply need to book a table on the night to get involved. The winning team will win a tab behind the bar and their team name on the soon to be famous, Watering Can Trophy.
What is your favourite cocktail on the menu?
Whisky Thyme which includes Thyme, jasmine syrup, Jameson’s whiskey and lemon zest as it has a nice zesty kick!
And to celebrate the launch, I’ve teamed up with the lovely guys at the Botanist to offer you the chance to win a watering can sharing cocktail for 4 people. All you have to do to enter is follow @charlphilpotts and @BotanistBham on twitter and enter your email using the widget below. If you want a better chance at winning, then follow the additional steps that appear once you have completed your entry – voilà!
Good luck cocktail lovers!