Bar and Terrace

A characterful space for you to enjoy a drink from our bar before you make your way to dine. In the Winter enjoy the fireplaces and in the Summer, our terrace and gardens while you sip away.

Choose from our wide and varied spirits selection; from artisanal gins expertly garnished with fresh herbs and spices. Our bar staff will always be happy to make a recommendation or mix you a classic cocktail or aperitif and enjoy one of our many of wines, champagnes and sparkling wines too, most of which are served by the glass as well as the bottle.

Taking pride of place at the top of our wine list is local Boutique Winery “Barnsole”, whose wines are expertly produced with great care and attention by two passionate wine makers Sally & Phil. Barnsole is less than a mile from the hotel and tastings at Sally & Phil’s can be arranged for guests.

Eastry-based microbrewery Time And Tide produces its new 4.2% abv Spring Pale Ale “TIME-BALL”, locally and launched it at The Blazing Donkey in 2018. The brewery is located within a short walk from the ‘Donkey across the field towards Eastry. Sam Weller, artisanal brewer delivered the first cask off the production line together with a barrel of its popular “SMUGGLERS STOUT”.

Since its inception in 2013 the local boutique brewery has been creating superb small batch beers appealing to craft ale lovers. We will be permanently stocking Sam’s beers and hope you get an opportunity to try them soon! Craft lagers are also on draught for lovers of what we affectionately call “disco-juice”!

The terrace is available for private hire so if you’re interested in having your own cocktail or garden party with us here then please contact us anytime.