Beach Party Bar Opening at The Goring

Basil’s Bar, the social epicentre of Mustique, is possibly the most famous bar in the world. What makes Basil’s really special is Basil Charles himself, who presides over his watering hole with legendary charm. Thanks to The Goring hotel guests will not need to take the 10 hour flight to the exclusive Island of Mustique in order to enjoy a sundowner on the beach.

The ambitious Basil Bar project is the brain child of Jeremy Goring (boss of The Goring) who invited Mr.Charles to London and commissioned Blue Forest to build a beach bar in the hotel’s garden, to make him feel at home. The bar features a huge polished driftwood counter and rustic thatched roof. The interior of the bar, whilst inspired by Basil’s, has been given some quirky touches of its own by Blue Forest’s imaginative designers. The ambiance in this beach bar has more than a touch of urban cool.

The launch party, held on the 7th of June was a great success. A Caribbean band entertained guests as they drank cocktails, mingled and enjoyed the beach in a laid back tropical atmosphere.

The Goring’s barmen have been instructed by Basil on how to make his favourite cocktails: including the Mustique Mule, the Hurricane David and Basil’s Rum Punch. All served with a smile and guaranteed to make the sun shine permanently in SW1.

Basil will be in London for a few weeks in June – and the party will continue at The Beach Bar at The Goring until September.

Time to get out the new Heidi Klein, slip on a pair of flip flops and get down to The Goring…..