If you’re searching for a swift feast on small but perfectly formed dishes paired with a crisp glass of bubbles or a generous grand coupe of gin, The Embankment in Bedford has got everything you need to make any trip to the bar complete.
This season, the gorgeous Bedfordshire gastropub has launched an exciting menu of deli plates, irresistible little dishes of mouth-watering morsels that are the perfect partners to its fabulous new drinks list created to make the most of any occasion.
Sidle up to the bar and peruse the new drinks list before picking the perfect accompaniment to that first pint or cocktail. The Embankment’s new drinks list features an amazing selection of aperitifs, cocktails, fizz, mocktails and wine as well as a carefully chosen range of gin, including two new arrivals – meaning there’s always something delicious to match your food or your mood.
For something delectably different, why not try a Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Grand Gin, made with a hand-crafted gin of exceptional quality that blends tart, crisp rhubarb with warming ginger and a twist of orange sweetness. Served in a grand coupe with plenty of ice and either tonic and a twist of lemon or ginger ale, it’s a seasonal winner.
If whisky’s your thing, The Embankment’s recently reformed range has plenty in store, from the distinctive character of The Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old single malt to the rich and peaty Lagavulin and vibrant and fruity Glenfiddich IPA Cask, a really smooth dram finished in casks seasoned with India Pale Ale from the Speyside Craft Brewery.
Make it a proper night out by ordering one of The Embankment’s strong classic cocktails. Go for a Gimlet, a 1928 recipe of Hayman’s Navy Strength gin and lime juice which is simple yet truly refreshing. There’s also Peach Old Fashioned, made with Woodford Reserve bourbon mixed with Briottet Crème de Pêche Liqueur to be strong yet slightly sweet with peach and spice notes. It’s a new twist on a classic drink created for Peach1, the company behind The Embankment, as it celebrates its 15th birthday this year.
Or treat yourself to a bottle of Balfour Leslie’s Reserve, a vibrant English sparkling wine with a young, fresh style and hints of brioche and red apple made on the Hush Heath Estate in Kent. Bright gold with pretty pink highlights, it’s ideal with nibbles from The Embankment’s delicious deli plate selection.
When you’re ready to make that selection, there’s plenty on offer to tempt you. Try the prawn and paper-thin salad with oriental dressing; crispy lamb with pomegranate and mint salad or the warm crispy Camembert and fig relish. Enjoy them separately in their own little dish or mix and match four on a board.
Everything on the bar menu is made with the best quality, seasonal ingredients, carefully sourced from ethical suppliers the pub knows and trusts. The Embankment’s new drinks list is created with just as much care, and, what’s more, is doing its bit to help protect the planet.
This winter, the pub has decided to get drastic with the plastic and only use 100% biodegradable straws that are study enough to stir any drink, and only hand one out if asked. The Embankment has also stopped using stirrers, so saving two pieces of plastic for every drink served.
So for the very best bar food and drink in town, bar none, head over to The Embankment in Bedford, and make the most of any occasion. The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 3PD. Tel: (01234) 26 13 32 www.embankmentbedford.co.uk.