The Vanguard

Opened in early 2018 The Vanguard @ 1000 Trades is the UK’s first Cocktail bar & Meadery.

Based in the historical JQ, customers and locals can enjoy 1000 Trades on the ground floor, and the newly added cocktail bar upstairs on level three.

The bar was set up by local bartender and entrepreneur Samuel Boulton and is a shabby chic environment, set within a beautiful old Victorian workshop. Expect rustic/industrial charm with opulent service.

The Vanguard’s menu features an array of artisan spirits and creative cocktails, focusing on offering the consumer a relaxed and enjoyable cocktail experience.

As well as offering a broad range of cocktails to suit all tastes, the bar specialises in a little forgotten beverage, Mead. For those who don’t know, Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.

Reservations are welcome but an impromptu visit is worth the short trek upstairs, something unique and cool for the city’s burgeoning bar scene.

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