ABOUT US

ABOUT US

A sad little Horsebox sat in a field for years, luckily a brave new owner came along and gave the little Horsebox a new lease of life…

“A stirrup cup is a ‘parting cup given to guests, especially when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups. It is also the traditional drink (usually port or sherry) served at the meet, prior to a traditional foxhunt. The term can describe the cup that such a drink is served in”.

Catherine Menzies, the founder of The Stirrup Cup cut her teeth in the hospitality world working in 5 star hotels in London, Paris and the Turks & Caicos Islands. She has looked after the wishes of the stars and even royalty; has organised bijou beach weddings in paradise as well as working as a ‘Trolley Dolly for Virgin Atlantic Airways looking after actors, recording artists and some rather well-known celebrities. She has some interesting tales to tell, but you will only get to hear the inside track after a few gin and tonics which whilst on duty is not often!

Enjoy a wide range of expertly selected gins, from small batch artisan local producers to the nation’s favourite brands available. We provide refreshing drinks to suit all taste buds from aromatic to floral and from herbaceous to zesty. Our gins are lovingly served on ice with complementing Fever Tree mixers and a fresh garnish!

Hire our horsebox for your event, we have a tailor-made solution for everyone including, but not exclusively limited to the following:

Weddings

A select choice of small batch Artisan gins and mixers to suit the needs of the Happy Couple – a specially created cocktail to celebrate the happy day and fully self- sufficient Horsebox whether your wedding is in a field or stately home! Additional drinks can be added to the Gin offer and we aim to please all tastes, happy to create a bespoke drinks menu for all age groups. Cash bar, Tab bar or Open bar offers available. Why wait until the wedding see our Gin Experiences for either Hen or Stag party ideas too!

Private Parties

Host a Horsebox Gin Bar at your party to cause a real stir with your guests! Our Horsebox if fully self-sufficient and we can squeeze into some tight spots too. We can tailor make a bespoke drinks menu to work alongside your party food from canapes to hog roasts and everything else in between. We offer a welcome drink for your guests and a specially created cocktail for the host/s to make the day a real hit with friends and family. Cash bar, Tab bar or Open bar offers available.

Festivals

Whether you are hosting a charity event or a food & drink or music festival our Horsebox is an ideal addition to your line-up, bringing a touch of vintage attraction and a point of difference to your event. We offer a range of small batch Artisan gins and mixers to suit all needs and tastes. Our menu is flexible to work with a particular theme or age group. Fully self-sufficient and able to set up in any location or even a field, as that’s where the Horsebox spent many years!

Corporate Events

Invite our delightful little Horsebox along to your team building event or product launch to entertain your clients, employees or guests with an Artisan gin and mixer selection. Happy to create a bespoke menu of gins to suit your market, taste and budget. Cash bar, Tab bar or Open bar offers available. Branding available upon request.

Gin Experiences

A deep dive into the world of gin through the eyes of The Stirrup Cup’s founder, Catherine Menzies, our gin instructor. The 2-hour session will cover:

  • a welcome drink (gin & tonic of course)!
  • the history of gin,
  • how gin is made,
  • the botancials used in the gin making process.

Smell, sip and drink a range of small Artisan gins with an expertly paired mixer from Fever Tree and garnishes, suited to your own unique tastes. Learn how to make a gin-based cocktail of your own to wow your friends and take the recipe away to try at home.

There will be gin related products to purchase and additional non-alcoholic drinks available upon request. Please contact us for further details for a group cost.



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