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the plymouth gin dock hoves to at rivington greenwich

This summer, SEEN looks forward to visiting the Plymouth Gin Dock, a nautically-themed outdoor terrace created by Plymouth Gin, who have teamed up with Rivington Greenwich. SEEN will certainly be treating themselves to a series of specially created gin cocktails, inspired by the rich maritime heritage of Greenwich.

This summer, SEEN looks forward to visiting the Plymouth Gin Dock, a nautically-themed outdoor terrace created by Plymouth Gin, who have teamed up with Rivington Greenwich. SEEN will certainly be treating themselves to a series of specially created gin cocktails, inspired by the rich maritime heritage of Greenwich.

The Plymouth Gin Dock Terrace at The Rivington Greenwich.
The Plymouth Gin Dock Terrace at The Rivington Greenwich.

Plymouth Gin is a living legend in the archives of drinking history. The world’s first spirit to be called ‘dry gin’ when it was first developed in 1793, it is the only English gin to be granted a Protected Geographical Indication from the European Union. Loved by the British Royal Navy and by famed explorers, Plymouth Gin sailed the seven seas and travelled from pole to pole, gaining notoriety at every port of call. On land, Plymouth Gin was the first gin to be called for by name as far back as the 1880s. It was the prime ingredient in the original dry Martini recipe, the Marguerite.

The Plymouth Gin.
The Plymouth Gin.

The Plymouth Gin family of unique artisan spirits has stood the test of time. Now Rivington Greenwich, located in the same building as the Greenwich Picture House, is embracing this heritage and has created a series of neo-classic and daringly modern cocktails with this legendary spirit. Jaiminee Patel, Bar Manager of Rivington Grill Greenwich has had great fun with her team creating them with Plymouth for their Gin Dock. “What you really want from a summer drink is something refreshing, surprising and delicious – and I think our list showcases all these qualities. It’s been exciting to work on this project with Plymouth Gin and we have until 18th September to enjoy it!”.

SEEN can only agree with Liam Murphy, brand manager of Plymouth Gin: “Our hand-crafted, artisanal gin is distinctive for its extensive history and discovery path, with links to the British Royal Navy. With its own extensive maritime history, Rivington Greenwich was the perfect partner for the Plymouth Gin Dock, enabling us to offer a premium cocktail experience in the heart of Greenwich.”

The Plymouth Gin Dock Terrace at The Rivington Greenwich 4 July 2016.
The Plymouth Gin Dock Terrace at The Rivington Greenwich.

The Rivington Greenwich is the place to relax, eat, drink great Plymouth Gin cocktails and have fun all at the same time before or after your visit to any of the numerous beautiful attractions Greenwich has to offer: the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition at the University of Greenwich, the Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory or a Clipper trip down the Thames… For sure it’ll be a good experience. And watch out for the Pennant Flag! Between 4 and 7pm each day, the ‘Pennant Flag’ is hoisted to signify the Plymouth ‘Hour’, with Gin and Tonics for £5. The Pennant Flag was historically used by naval ships when in harbour to signal an invitation to others to gather and enjoy gin on their ship. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this.

Rivington Greenwich
178 Greenwich High Road
London
SE10 8NN

The restaurant is close to Greenwich overland train station, Greenwich and Cutty Sark DLR stations and is also located just minutes’ walk from Greenwich Pier. MBNA Thames Clippers serve Greenwich Pier every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 12 noon to 11pm
Saturday: 10am to 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 10pm

 

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