Rum and Gin Festival HMS Warrior 21 Sep 18

Friday 21st September saw HMS Warrior hosting the second Rum and Gin festival of 2018 in Portsmouth. Some 500 people visited the event and enjoyed sampling some of the best gins and rums available on the market today. As ever the centre of attention was The Rum Shack, with just about everybody enjoying our drinks…

Pop-up on the Pier 15-16 Sep 18

The Rum Shack once again took pride of place at a local event. This inaugural event, held on South Parade Pier in Southsea, is the work of Tobi Stidolph, who is better known for the village Pop-up events held on Castle Road. The weather was great all weekend, and whilst not as busy as we…

HMS Warrior Rumfest and Dinner 31 Aug and 01 Sep 18

Friday 31 August saw The Rum Club hosting an evening of rum onboard HMS Warrior 1860. This idyllic setting saw 100 guests tour the ship and sample rum from 4 tasting tables, before settling down to a gourmet meal on the gun deck and a couple of informative talks given by our very own Vince…

Wimbledon Park 25 – 27 Aug 18

A rather soggy Bank Holiday weekend saw The Rum Shack in Wimbledon Park for another Fantastic Food Festival. Despite Sunday being a complete right off Saturday and Monday saw a good number of people enjoying our hospitality, and it was great to meet everyone. Not anything any of us can do about the weather! The…

Lymington Seafood Festival 11 – 12 Aug 18

What a lovely festival, frequented by lovely people, regardless of the indifferent weather. We set off on the Friday in a little convoy, as we stayed down in Lymington over the weekend. From the outset we were having to box clever with the weather, timing our arrival on site to perfection to build the shack…

Castle Road Summer Fayre 2018

Once again we were very pleased to see all our local customers at the Castle Road Summer Fayre. We had a wonderful day on Saturday, but unfortunately we were thwarted by the weather on Sunday and it was cancelled. The next outing for The Rum Shack will be the weekend of 11-12th August at the…

Festival of Fifty 2018

Saturday 7th July saw The Rum Shack being the centre of attention at the Festival of Fifty 2018 in Tunbridge Wells. As this celebrated the festival organisers 50th birthday this year Giles and Vince were only too happy to gate crash as they too are 1968 boys! The weather was superb, the football score sublime…

Stonor Park and Gardens Food Festival 16-17 June 2018

We had a fantastic weekend at Stonor Park and Gardens for the inaugural Food Festival. Unfortunately on Saturday I think the weather forecast kept some of the attendants at bay, but Sunday was a different matter with the draw of the fabulous Mary Berry CBE. She took a walk around the venue as she was…

Blenheim Palace Food Festival 26 – 28 May 18

What a great bank holiday weekend at the resplendent Blenheim Palace for the Fantastic Food Festival. We were greeted by thousands of food and drink lovers as we all managed to keep the thunderstorms (predicted) at bay, to enjoy three days of fun in the sun. The ‘Hire Me’ sign next to the shack generated…

Stonor Park Supercar Sunday 26 May 18

At rather short notice the chaps from The Fantastic Food Festivals gave us a call and asked if we wanted to take part in the first Super Car Sunday at the stunning Stonor Park. Of course we were delighted to get an early run out for the shack and very much enjoyed the event. The…