Black-tea ice cubes, sultana swizzle sticks, honeycomb, vodka, gin, rye and more all shaken and stirred and muddled and served for your pleasure - meet the drinks (and their makers) you'll find at the year's biggest cocktail carnival
It seems that during the last few years the Clovelly Hotel has spent more time under renovation than not. Another major round of re-modelling, rejigging and revamping is underway, with a new residential development growing on the site of the pub’s car park. Consider yourself warned – in its current state the Cloey is but half a pub. While the grand old 1923 edifice remains a dominant landmark, there’s a reverse TARDIS effect at play – the interior has been temporarily reduced to a front bar with punters’ corner, patio and upstairs dining area. It’s still a great place to grab a cold one and catch the big game on the box. There’s just less of it. The food’s taken a dive since our last visit though – the wagyu burger is dry, the sharing plate stingy compared to the mini-feast it once was – but hopefully all will be ironed out once normality returns, some time this summer.