New cocktail is launched

A new cocktail which takes inspiration of Shrewsbury’s medieval heritage has been launched in the town.

The ‘Bosworth’ has been developed by specialist bar staff at one of Shrewsbury’s newest venues, Henry Tudor House, situated off Wyle Cop.

The basis for the drink is mead, a mixture of honey and wine which was popular in medieval times, and the HTH is now part of the new cocktail menu introduced by the bar and restaurant.

Specialist cocktail ‘mixologist’ Tom Hidson explained that he wanted to create a drink which reflected the history of the venue, which is based in one of the oldest, most historic buildings in Shrewsbury.

The inn is reputed to have got its name when Henry Tudor stayed at the site on his way to victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

“As this is such an important local medieval building we thought we would develop a cocktail to suit our half-timbered surroundings so we sourced British-made mead as the basis for the Bosworth,” said Tom, who trained as a cocktail mixer during his time at university in Cardiff.

“We have just launched our cocktail menu here and so far it is proving very popular with customers,” he added.

Henry Tudor House was extensively restored over a six-month period by proprietors Graham and Clare Jenkins and was opened to the public last November.

The couple invested around a million pounds in a complete refurbishment project at the huge sixteenth century building in Barrack’s Passage.

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