Gin and tea bar set to open next month in Cheltenham

Gin and tea bar set to open next month in Cheltenham

The owners of a new gin and tea bar in Cheltenham have confirmed the venue will open mid-October.

The owners of East India Cafe in Cheltenham Spa are the team behind the new Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar, which will offer house-distilled gin, afternoon Chai tea and light snacks.

Believed to be the first of its kind in the world, the Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar is set to serve 55 globally-sourced gins, while also offering its own distilled gin and a range of teas and spices, which will be paired with East India Cafe’s Anglo-Indian food.

“There’s a wealth of Anglo-Indian history in Cheltenham and it’s this that inspired us to open the Memsahib Gin & Tea bar, where we replicate the welcoming home of the wealthy upper class European women of the Raj, known as memsahibs,” comments Litu Mohiuddin, who is the co-owner of East India Cafe & the new Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar.

“These homes had a distinct Anglo-Indian vibe and it’s this we’ll be looking to convey in the bar’s décor and ambience. We’re delighted that the plans are well on course, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our guests when we open our doors later next month.”

The owners are encouraging people to pledge monetary support via Kickstarter.