Introducing Gimlet Bar and a brand new pop-up for Eat Cambridge 2018

April 26, 2018

This year’s festival will include, for the first time, a pop-up at the city centre ice cream parlour, Jack’s Gelato. Hosted by Gimlet Bar, the special summer event will feature exquisite seasonal cocktails, gelato, and delightful nibbles and bar snacks…


Join Jack’s Gelato, Gimlet Bar, and Rosie Sykes on Sunday 27 May for a pop-up seasonal cocktail experience, smack bang in the historic city centre. Local artist Charles Gouldsbrough co-founded Gimlet Bar back in 2010, when the bar started life as a performance piece at the Slade School of Fine Art. Gimlet Bar takes its name from the cocktail (one of our summer favourites, the gimlet is a short and sour cocktail made from Navy Strength Gin, fresh lime juice and lime cordial), but we can vouch for the many other superb cocktails on the bar’s menu after sampling a gorgeous selection at Rosie Sykes’ book launch for The Sunday Night Book.




Your host for the evening on Sunday 27 May, Charles Gouldsbrough is an artist and co-founder of Gimlet Bar. He makes razzle-dazzle suits, illustrates books and menus, has designed and made the uniform, collapsible zinc-topped bars, and a range of labels and artwork for Gimlet Bar.¬† The bar has created delicious seasonal drinks for the likes of Gagosian Gallery, The Geffrye Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Gimlet Bar grows many of their own herbs and ingredients to make cordials such as Spiced Lemon (lemon oil, coriander seeds, cloves), Blood Tonic (red berries, mint, nettles), Cupid’s Folly (apricot, fennel seeds), and Twelfth Night (cherry juice, fig leaves, juniper, frankincense), which they supply to restaurants such as Bao, Xu, P. Franco, and shops like Leila’s and Noble Fine Liquor in London.


Gimlet bar

Photo credit Sarah Hammond


Charles is based locally to Cambridge and this will be Gimlet Bar’s first outing in our fair city. We can’t wait to work our way through the menu of seasonal tipples (including soft drinks, too!), bar snacks, and, of course, gelato and sorbets at this very special pop-up.

There’s no need to book a place, but those who are familiar with the venue will know that space is limited at Jack’s Gelato so seating is first-come, first-served! Cocktails and nibbles will be served from 6pm onwards on Sunday 27 May – order from the menu and pay as you go.

Jack’s Gelato, 6 Bene’t Street, Cambridge Cb2 3QN


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